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A protester was taken into custody in the California Capitol in Sacramento on Friday evening, after spilling supposedly a feminine hygiene device threw “, what appeared to be blood” on the floor of the Senate, from a public viewing area of the liquid to the legislator under working conditions.
The Senate chamber was evacuated, and the legislature finished their work in a Committee room on the last day of the legislative session.
The woman, who was not identified, was being held on charges including assault, vandalism and disorder “, the proper implementation of the official economy” at the Statehouse, the California Highway Patrol, said in a press release.
ANTI-VAXXER WHOSE SON CONTRACTING MEASLES, AND SAYS THEY PLAYED ‘RUSSIAN ROULETTE’ WITH THE BOY ‘ S HEALTH
In this photo provided by state Senator Steven Glazer, red dots are splashed on the papers, on Glazer Senate Desk after a woman threw a container of red liquid out of the public gallery of the Senate chambers during a legislative session in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. (Senator Steven Glazer, via AP)
The disruption occurred when a group of demonstrators — many of which were allowed with the directions for the promotion of “Medical freedom” — that is, in the Senate chambers to overlook the Senate procedures of the upper balcony. You were at the Demonstration against a recently signed state fairs, to crack down on fraudulent medical exemptions for vaccinations.
At 5:15 p.m., a woman in the group leaned over the railing and hurled the unknown red liquid on the unsuspecting legislators. Someone allegedly called: “for the dead babies.”
The Senate called for a short break, and to law enforcement authorities evacuated the chamber. A video posted on social media shows a woman walked out of the gallery in the hall, and said: “My menstrual blood is all over the Senate… a representation of the blood of the dead baby,” before she tied up with handcuffs.
State sen. Scott Wiener, a Democrat, posted on Twitter after the ordeal.
“A few minutes ago, the anti-vaxxer Stalker – who am engaged in a campaign against all of the week – fell to a red substance on the Senate floor from the elevated public gallery, dousing several of my colleagues,” Wiener wrote. “These anti-vaxxers in criminal behavior. You have now attacked repeatedly, senators, and engage in harassing and threatening behavior every single day, to do as we try to make the work of the people. You are a cancer on the state and attack on democracy.”
The incident occurred after Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, under a controversial law signed legislation into law this week, that the restrictions for the medical vaccine exemptions for children. State Sen., Richard Pan, a Democrat representing Sacramento, created the bill. He was pushed by a protester last week outside the Capitol.
“This incident was also immortalized the violent rhetoric, the heads of the antivaxx movement,” Pan said in a statement to FOX 40 in Sacramento. “As the rhetoric escalated, their incidents of violence, as well as not. This is an attack on the democratic process and an attack on all Californians and it must be met with strong condemnation by all.”
A California Highway Patrol Officer photographs a Desk in the Senate, according to a red liquid thrown out of the Senate gallery during the Senate session at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. (Associated Press)
Senate Bill 276 and SB 714 supervision over California’s vaccine-medical exemption to increase, according to the Sacramento Bee. Doctors in the state is required to have a form of Public health submit to the state Department every time you issue a medical exemption. Public health officials are alarmed when doctors issue more than five exceptions to this rate a year and review each derogation case, when fraud is committed. The system is also schools flag, which fall under the 95-percent vaccination rate.
California Highway Patrol officers in the Senate gallery after a red substance inspect was triggered by the gallery during the Senate session at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Proponents argue that the new law would protect children exposed to sick or too young to be vaccinated for preventable diseases, while in school, according to the bee Those who say, in opposition to the new law, the vaccines are not safe anywhere and that the action against the doctor-patient relationship.
State Senator Mike McGuire, D-Healdsburg, right, leaves the Senate chambers after a red substance was thrown out of the Senate gallery during the Senate session at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
The protesters camped outside the Governor’s office this week as the other in opposition to the legislation, to disturb the crowded corridors in the Sacramento Capitol building and tries to hearings and floor sessions, the Los Angeles Times reported. The group responsible for the organization of the rally outside the Capitol, condemned the woman’s behavior Friday.
“We strongly condemn this, it goes far beyond crossing a line,” Jonathan Lockwood, managing Director of conscience coalition, told the Sacramento Bee.
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Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins said in a statement: “the California legislative process, as well as our doors are to remain open for all who wish to observe or speak to you on a variety of topics, but we can not allow this to endanger anyone else. The behavior that occurred in the Senate chamber, is unacceptable, and was treated, Capitol law enforcement authorities. We will also continue to be important business.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.