‘DWTS’ host: Protesters stage rush ‘unnerving’

LOS ANGELES (AP) – “Dancing with the Stars” host Tom Bergeron said everyone in the studio was shocked when two men rushed the stage to protest Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte after his performance on the ABC reality competition.

Bergeron described the incident as “really unnerving” on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Tuesday.

The men wearing anti-Lochte T-shirts rushed the stage while the swimmer was getting his scores from judge Carrie Ann Inaba.

Los Angeles police spokesman Liliana Preciado says the men were arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor trespassing. They were held on $1,000 bail each. A message at a number for Satoodeh was not immediately returned Tuesday. A number for Soroudi could not be found.

The men were wearing anti-Lochte t-shirts when they took the stage Monday night. “GMA” aired video that wasn’t shown during the live broadcast of one of the men being tackled on stage by security. The video also shows at least four others in the audience wearing anti-Lochte shirts. They were escorted out while being verbally confronted by dancer Derek Hough.

“GMA” aired video that wasn’t shown during the live broadcast of one of the men being tackled by security.

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