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Super Tuesday 2020: watch the moment Symone Sanders takes out a protester to protect Joe Biden

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The political staffer (and no, she is not related to Bernie) tackled an anti-dairy protestor and removed her from the stage in one foul swoop.

Super Tuesday – the biggest voting day of the Democratic primaries – was full of surprises, but the best moment came from Joe Biden’s camp. The former Vice President was giving his victory speech at a Los Angeles rally on Tuesday night, when some protestors stormed the stage.

Luckily for Biden, he was in good hands: his senior advisor Symone Sanders promptly swooped in, sprinting to take out the second anti-dairy protestor – who was holding up a sign reading “Let Dairy Die” – with the help of his wife, Dr Jill Biden.

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Unsurprisingly, the heroic moment swiftly went viral on Twitter, with Sanders being hailed as a “Pro Bowl linebacker”. 

“I want Jill Biden and Symone Sanders in charge of kicking Trump and his spawn out of the White House,” one tweeter said.

Another said: “Who needs secret service when you have Symone Sanders?”

Remi Yamamoto, Biden’s travelling press secretary, tweeted: “There’s no one I’d rather rush a stage with or have in my corner then my road sisterhood,” tagging Sanders and fellow Biden staffers Ashley Nicole Williams and Maghea Hays with the hashtag #Jimsangels.

However, the best reaction came from Sanders herself, who quipped later that she had “broken a nail” during the ordeal. 

However, it looks like she need not worry, as her tongue-in-cheek tweet garnered plenty of offers for manicures on the house. 

Businesswoman Elizabeth Thorp tweeted: “Nails on me, lady. Full acrylic with all the bells and whistles – rhinestones, crystals, glitter next time you’re in DC.”

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Jessica Rapana is a journalist based in London, and enjoys writing across all areas of women’s lifestyle content. She is especially fond of news, health, entertainment and travel content, and drinks coffee like a Gilmore Girl.

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