Hydraulic fracturing protesters disrupted a conference attended by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday.
During a panel discussion on clean technology, at the Sheraton Hotel in midtown Manhattan, two protesters had slipped into the ballroom and planted themselves just tables away from Cuomo. The man and woman appeared to be attending the conference until they stood up and interrupted the discussion, unfurling an anti-fracking banner.
The governor's security detail closed in on the couple, but not before the woman "collapsed" after pretending to drink a glass of poisoned water. The man was escorted out immediately.