'Chicken' arrested at Londonderry parade
The man was Michael Zona, 23, of Manchester. Zona, a state Republican Party staff member, was arrested for disorderly conduct at the parade, where he was allegedly harrassing Gov. Maggie Hassan and Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, both Democrats. It’s not clear what Zona was doing to get him arrested.
“I believe Senator Jeanne Shaheen should be holding town halls and I have a First Amendment right to express that point of view,” Zona said in a written statement provided to Lauren Zelt, a spokesperson for NHGOP. “I wasn’t bothering anyone. I wasn’t disturbing anyone. In fact, I got a good deal of encouragement from people along the parade route.”
This isn’t the first appearance of the chicken on a campaign trial. It also paid a visit to a Shaheen campaign event in Keene last Thursday where the person in the suit held a sign stating “Jeanne Shaheen too chicken for Town Halls.”