Long Beach, CA – A bullhorn-carrying climate change protester was physically carried out of a Long Beach In-N-Out Burger by an employee after the activists attempted to harass customers and workers inside the restaurant (video below).
The incident occurred at the In-N-Out Burger on East Pacific Coast Highway just before 5 p.m. on Sept. 8, The Blaze reported.
Cell phone footage showed one employee as he scooped up a gray-haired protester from behind and marched him right out the front door.
Once they were outside, the employee released his hold on the protester and told him to leave.
“Keep your hands off of me!” the belligerent activist ordered, his bullhorn just inches away from the employee’s face. “Do you feel bad, man? Do you feel big and bad?”
“I did nothing wrong!” the protester yelled. “This is America! We can use our voice!”
A moment later, the video showed a female protester as she was being escorted out of the fast-food joint by another group of workers.
“My property is in here!” she wailed, as she hauled a large trash can out the door with her.
The protesters proceeded to dig through the bin until they located the woman’s bullhorn.
At some point during the chaos, Long Beach police were called to the scene for a report of a “group disturbance at a business,” The Blaze reported.
A male at the restaurant told police that a woman in the group had grabbed him and injured his upper torso.
The video showed the officers as they placed a female protester in handcuffs.
“What are you doing?” someone off-camera yelled at them. “She was the one who was assaulted!”
The woman screamed and wailed as her fellow protesters continued to proclaim that she was the one who was victimized, the video showed.
The female protester was later identified as 26-year-old Sarah Gomez, The Blaze reported.
Gomez was booked on an outstanding warrant and a new charge of battery on a person before she was released from custody with a notice to appear in court.
An additional charge of trespassing was later filed with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, according to The Blaze.
You can watch cell phone footage of the employees’ run-in with the Extinction Rebellion protesters in the video below: