It all went down on Thursday night at Target Center in Minneapolis. The game was momentarily stopped due to the woman’s stunt and she was escorted away by security.
It appears that the person who glued themselves to the court is activist Alicia Santurio.
“I superglued down to the basketball court to bring attention to the mass killing of chickens at glen taylors factory farm using vsd,” Santurio wrote on Twitter, shortly after the incident.
Glen Taylor is a businessman and former member of the Minnesota Senate who is the majority owner of the Timberwolves.
A press release from the organization Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) detailed the reasoning behind the protest.
“Tuesday morning’s release of troubling footage from Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor’s factory egg farm has been followed up with a Tuesday evening protest broadcast to a national TV audience,” the release reads, in reference to Rembrandt Enterprises killing millions of chickens in response to an avian influenza outbreak. “A woman, Alicia Santurio, made her way onto the court during the second quarter of the game and tried to glue herself to the floor under the basket. Her shirt displayed the message ‘GLEN TAYLOR ROASTS ANIMALS ALIVE’ before security personnel pulled her away. Minutes later, TV commentator Kevin Harlan spoke to the national television audience, saying ‘We’ve been told it was a protest…she glued herself.’”