Protest sign delays game briefly

Updated: September 15, 2010, 8:49 PM ET
Associated Press

CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Reds' game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday was briefly delayed in the top of the third inning when a young man and woman draped a sign over the center field fence protesting Arizona's anti-illegal immigration law.

The white banner, which almost reached all the way down to the warning track, contained in black letters the message "Not in Arizona, Not in Ohio" with the words SB 1070 circled and a diagonal line through them -- the international symbol for prohibition.

That is the number for the bill passed by the Arizona legislature and signed into law by Republican Gov. Jan Brewer in April.

An usher told the couple to remove the sign and then carried it away. The couple left a few minutes later.


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