DWTS protesters explain: "Lochte hurt Americans in Brazil"


LA residents Sam Sododeh, 48, and Barzeen Soroudi, 40, interrupted Ryan Lochte's appearance in DWTS by walking onto the stage and screaming "liar!" before a camera. A group of women were in the audience with matching anti-Lochte shirts.

They made no move towards Lochte himself or any of the dancers/judges, actually ignoring Lochte in favor of addressing the camera, as you can see in the video @ TMZ.

One of the men told Access Hollywood: "Lochte is a liar. He hurt Americans in Brazil. Two of his own teammates were detained because he ran away and he lied ... We want to publicize that this is a bad decision to have a liar be publicized as a star."

Barzeen told TMZ he was in Rio for the games, and Lochte Up Abroad made him a target while he was down there because he insulted Brazil: "We want the world to know that we don't take what he did lightly. He embarassed Americans on the world stage". He said that their intention was never to hurt Lochte and that it was a non-violent protest.

Sododeh said: "Our purpose was to get the message out that Lochte is a coward, a liar, and, under Brazilian law, a criminal".

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