Protesters disrupt Senate vote on genetically modified food

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Posted: Jul 06, 2016 4:21 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Protesters have disrupted a U.S. Senate vote, tossing paper money on the floor from the visitors' gallery and chanting, "The Senate can be bought."

The demonstration Wednesday came as the Senate was voting on whether to move ahead on a measure to label genetically modified food. The protest stunned lawmakers as they were voting on the floor and papers cascaded on their heads.

Two people were forcibly removed from the visitors' gallery by police.

One of the officers put his hand over a protester's mouth to prevent her from yelling.