WRIGLEY FIELD — A burst of protests briefly took over the corner of Clark and Addison under the Wrigley Field marquee Sunday.
About 15 minutes after the Chicago Cubs began the must-win Game 5 of the World Series against Cleveland, a group of animal rights activists unfurled a large sign and declared their views via portable loudspeaker.
Two poured red liquid over their bare skin, while they carried a sign that read, "Cubs kill goats = Cubs will choke."
The group, Direction Action Everywhere, has been a regular presence outside Wrigley Field, carrying banners down Clark Street and clashing with fans.
"Why are we outraged by how other countries treat dogs, and yet we allow the torture of animals because we call them pigs and cows?" one man yelled over the speaker. His cohorts cried out chants of, "Their thighs! Not ours! Their wings! Not ours!"
Cubs fans grew impatient with the protests, calling for "Cheeseburgers!" and to "Eat the goat!"
Several competing protests broke out in front of the Wrigley Field marquee shortly after Game 5 of the World Series began Sunday. [DNAinfo/Ariel Cheung]
Police allowed the six or so protestors speak for about 10 minutes before breaking it up and sending them west on Addison Street.
"We're not breaking any laws," one of the protestors said in protest.
As the animal rights activists dispersed, police turned their attention to a large "Hillary For Prison" banner.
Moments later, a man advocating for hempcures.org attempted to unroll a banner of his own, but was stopped by officers and ordered to disassemble his camera tripod.
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