Senator Kamala Harris was clearly stunned during an event in San Francisco on Saturday when an animal rights protester jumped on stage and grabbed the microphone out of her hands
The incident took place while Harris was fielding questions at the Big Ideas Forum staged by MoveOn, a political organization aligned with the Democratic Party.
Ms Harris was being interviewed by MoveOn’s Karine Jean-Pierre and Stephanie Valencia of EquisLabs about equal pay.
The Democratic senator from California appeared to freeze in terror as the long-haired man wearing an animal rights t-shirt and jeans stormed the stage.
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