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Student activist heckled at carriage horse film screening

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

At the Kraine Theater in the East Village on Monday, a pro carriage horse industry documentary narrated by actor Liam Neeson was shown.

During the premiere, a young high school student named Alexandra Summa was heckled. Alexandra set up a high school group iconicnyc.org to support the horse carriage drivers. They've collected 1,300 signatures on postcard petitions.

An anti-horse carriage activist shouted and heckled the 15-year-old as she spoke about the petition. The heckler, Johanna Clearfield, has ties to NYCLASS and the Animal Liberation Front.

Alexandra displayed real class dealing with and discussing her adult heckler. Alexandra says she is willing to hear both sides of the horse carriage debate and hopes the anti-horse carriage activists will learn to do the same.

NYCLASS would not comment on this story even after we identified heckler Johanna Clearfield as having ties to NYCLASS.

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