Protesters chain themselves together on Golden Gate Fields track in bid against horse racing

BERKELEY, Calif. — A small group of protesters descended upon Golden Gate Fields on Thursday to demand that the track be shut down in the wake of recent horse deaths. A Berkeley-based group calling itself “Direct Action Everywhere (DXE)” held blue-and-gold placards as they gathered near the entrance to the racetrack at Interstate 80 and Gilman Street, while another four people chained themselves together on the track, according to Almira Tanner, 33, the lead organizer of the group. Seventeen people protested outside the racetrack. The banner and placards read, “Shut Down Golden Gate Fields.” T…

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