POLITICS
09/27/2010 12:46 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Anti-War Protester Taken Down After Confronting John McCain (VIDEO)

An anti-war protester demonstrating against Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) may have gotten a little too close to the lawmaker when a member of his security detail appeared to tackle her.

"John McCain has to go," the woman yelled as she attempted to get in front of McCain while he was leaving a debate also attended by Democratic Senate candidate Rodney Glassman, as well as their opponents from the Libertarian and Green parties.

Moments later, a security guard appeared to steer the woman away, but as she was led over a curb, she went down back-first into the asphalt of the parking lot.

Apparently unfazed, the woman later rose and began to chant again.

"This is how peace activists get treated, and the war monger John McCain gets to walk out," the woman said after standing up.

According to a tweet from KTVK reporter Carey Pena, as well as a subsequent report, report, another protester was allegedly "hit" by McCain's driver.

NECN/KTVK reports that the protesters were "peace activists upset about McCain's stance regarding the fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan."

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