Protesters chanting at Festival Foods asked to leave, police say

Protesters chanting at Festival Foods asked to leave, police say
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A group of protesters were asked to leave Festival Foods Saturday after demonstrating in the store, according to officials from the Madison Police Department.

The Madison Police Department released an incident report saying that protesters were standing in the meat and dairy section of the Festival Foods on East Washington Avenue Saturday afternoon. Officials said they were chanting about cow rights in the store.

A store manager told police that the protesters were limiting customers from making purchases in the department. The store manager said she informed the protesters she was calling police, and they left the store.

This was not the first time some of the protesters had demonstrated in Festival Foods, according to the incident report. Some of the same protesters went to the grocery store around Thanksgiving chanting about turkeys.

Police responded to the call from the store manager and talked with protesters outside the store across and the street.

An officer warned the protesters that they could be cited for trespassing if they returned to the Festival Foods again.