Protester tries citizen's arrest of Rove

At an event in San Francisco, a woman tried to slap handcuffs on the former Bush advisor, but he fended her off.

Published October 22, 2008 4:50PM (EDT)

A member of the antiwar group Code Pink attempted to place former Bush advisor Karl Rove under arrest as he was speaking at a mortgage bankers meeting in San Francisco Tuesday. She moved to put handcuffs on him, but Rove managed to keep her away and then security escorted her offstage.

Video, via Think Progress, is below. The protester, who has been identified as Janine Boneparth, comes onstage about 40 seconds in.

By Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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