Protesters attack hot dog eating contestants with fake blood

Monday July 4th, 2016

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story said that the protesters were affiliated with PETA. PETA has denied involvement, despite the fact that Dan Katz’s tweets claim the protesters are affiliated with PETA.

During Monday’s hot dog eating contest in Brooklyn, animal rights protesters ran on stage and threw fake blood at some of the eaters.

Two minutes into the event, Crazy Legs Conti and Dan Katz, a blogger from Barstool Sports, were both eating at east end of the table when protesters ran at them, spraying fake blood at them.

Police quickly rushed on stage to grab the protesters, and through it all, the contest continued.

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In years past, activists from Mercy For Animals, Collectively Free and Direct Action Everywhere have protested with signs and chants.

Joey Chestnut won the event after losing last year, downing 70 hot dogs.

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