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Woman arrested for throwing apparent blood onto California Senate floor

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Posted at 6:52 AM, Sep 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-14 09:52:50-04

(KGTV) — A woman was arrested Friday after police said she threw apparent blood onto the state Senate floor.

According to California Highway Patrol, the woman threw a feminine hygiene product containing what appeared to be blood from the second floor public gallery.

CHP did not say what the woman's motivation was, but referred to her as a "demonstrator," the Associated Press reported. The act happened as hundreds of protesters at the Capitol rallied against a recently passed law cracking down on fraudulent medical exemptions for vaccinations.

The AP also reported the woman had yelled "that's for the dead babies" before throwing the red liquid.

Several senators were reportedly hit. Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins called the behavior "unacceptable."

The state Senate relocated to a committee room to complete their session.

The woman was charged with assault, vandalism, and disrupting the orderly conduct of official business at the state Capitol, according to CHP.