Security Evacuates FCC During Net Neutrality Vote

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Security evacuated the room ahead of Thursday's FCC vote to repeal net neutrality rules, followed by a canine search.

During the FCC's vote to repeal net neutrality rules Thursday, the room was abruptly cleared by security, who then brought in canines to search the area.

"On advice of security, we need to take a brief recess,” Chairman Ajit Pai told the room, as a live feed of the hearing cut out. Security told everyone in the room to exit, and to leave their belongings behind.

The Washington Post livestream on YouTube showed that the interruption was temporary and proceedings resumed after a short time.

As yet, no explanation has been given for the interruption.