Four arrested in animal-rights protest outside San Diego City Hall

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A group of animal rights advocates gathered  in front of San Diego City Hall Friday morning to demand fair treatment of animals.

Some were dressed in body stockings and stuffed in cages, while others chained themselves together.

According to police, four female protesters used chains and cinder blocks to barricade the entrance to City Hall. Police told them multiple times to move and they refused. The women were arrested peacefully and taken to jail.

Protesters said they were working to gain the attention of San Diego lawmakers, asking them to create laws that would help farm animals in distress and prevent animals from being treated like property.

Friday’s gathering was part of a state-wide movement, with other demonstrations happening around California.

Credit- KUSI Photographer Mike Damron

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