Protester Tries to Handcuff Rove

San Francisco woman attempts citizen's arrest for treason

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 22, 2008 8:01 AM CDT

(Newser) – A protester attempted to slap the cuffs on Karl Rove in San Francisco yesterday, in what she called a citizen's arrest for treason, the LA Times reports. Rove was having a debate with former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell at a mortgage bankers' convention when a well-dressed woman walked onstage and asked why no women were present. Then she pulled out the handcuffs and moved in on Rove, at which point a security guard intervened and she was pulled away.

Republican strategist Karl Rove addresses delegates at the Republican state convention at the Mayo Civic Center on Saturday, May 31, 2008 in Rochester, Min.
Republican strategist Karl Rove addresses delegates at the Republican state convention at the Mayo Civic Center on Saturday, May 31, 2008 in Rochester, Min.   (AP Photo/The Star Tribune,Jennifer Simonson)
A woman tries to handcuff Karl Rove in a citizen's arrest, she said, for treason.
A woman tries to handcuff Karl Rove in a "citizen's arrest," she said, for "treason."   (YouTube)
A woman tries to handcuff Karl Rove in a citizen's arrest, she said, for treason.
A woman tries to handcuff Karl Rove in a "citizen's arrest," she said, for "treason."   (YouTube)
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During an event in San Francisco Tuesday morning, a protester tries to smack handcuffs on Karl Rove.   (ThePatriotsMaxims)

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I have to say I feel like Dorothy in the Land of Oz, hearing you lecture about negative campaigning. - George Mitchell, to Karl Rove

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