Student protest briefly halts Northwestern's game vs. Iowa

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Protesters stormed the field at Northwestern's Ryan Field on Saturday and brought the Wildcats' game with Iowa to a halt for roughly five minutes in the first half.

The protesters seemed to have multiple topics of protest when they walked out onto the field. One sign asked for the Northwestern police department to be abolished. Another referenced conflict in Palestine. Another said "Divest from death."

If the protesters were looking to get some TV time on the Big Ten Network, they missed out by facing the wrong way. The students who walked onto the field displayed their signs toward the end of the stadium that didn't have the cameras for the game broadcast. 

The press box at Ryan Field is also on the side of the stadium where the cameras are. So the protesters didn't even get the chance to have media members in attendance get a good look at their signs. 

The field was cleared without incident and the game was able to resume after the nine or so protesters got their message across to those in attendance. 

Iowa ended the first half with a 14-3 lead. Northwestern entered the game at 3-5 and needs to finish the season with three wins over its final four games to be eligible for a bowl game. 

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