Teenage girl chains herself to basketball goal during Grizzlies game, police say – FOX13 News Memphis

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Memphis Police Department (MPD) arrested a teenage girl over the weekend after she chained herself to a basketball goal April 16 at FedExForum.

Off-duty security said they saw 19-year-old Zoe Rosenberg walk onto the basketball court during the game and throw political flyers on the floor, causing the game to be halted.

Rosenberg then placed a yellow chain around her neck and body and chained herself to the goal, police said.

According to an affidavit, Rosenberg’s action created a disturbance and made the area around the basketball goal unsafe for players and fans.

Rosenberg said she purchased a ticket to watch the game but did not purchase an on-field ticket. She entered through a restricted area to access the court’s ticketing area without a valid ticket, documents show.

She was removed from court and arrested, police said.

In an interview, Rosenberg explained that she was protesting the owner of the Timberwolves for alleged actions he took against animals.

“I’m sorry if anyone in Memphis felt disrespected,” she said.

She told FOX13 in an interview that she was arrested twice for protesting games related to animal cruelty. Once it was at a Dodgers game and another at an NCAA national championship game.

Rosenberg is charged with disorderly conduct and criminal trespass. She was released on $2,500 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on April 18, documents show.


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