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Four immigration protestors today stormed the field at Nationals Park during the fifth inning to demand that Bud Selig move the 2011 All-Star Game in Arizona in response to the state’s immigration reform laws that empower state and local police to enforce immigration issues. Two protestors came onto the field initially and distracted most of the on-field security, while two others tried to use the fracas as a distraction to unfurl their banner on the field. They were unsuccessful. A security guard took down the protestors trying to open their banner before it was exposed. The text of the banner reportedly read, ”Bud Selig Move The All-Star Game / No SB1070,” according to the Post’s Adam Kilgore.
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Running onto the field at Nats Park is, according to a team official, considered to be unlawful entry, a misdemeanor according to DC Code §22-3302, which is subject to a $1,000 fine and/or up to 180 days in jail.