N.H. GOP staffer charged with disorderly conduct in chicken suit incident
A 23-year-old New Hampshire Republican Party staffer who the police said harassed two top Democratic officeholders during a parade faces a September court date on a charge of disorderly conduct.
The Londonderry police told WMUR that Michael Zona of Manchester was wearing a chicken suit and aggressively clucking and flapping his wings at U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Gov. Maggie Hassan along a parade route in Londonderry on Saturday.
The police said they told Zona several times to stop the behavior before he was arrested.
Republicans have been charging that Shaheen and Hassan are “chicken” to face voters in town-meeting-style public events.
Zona told the station he doesn’t believe he was doing anything wrong and was within his First Amendment free-speech rights.