Protesters disrupt Ryan Lochte critique on 'Dancing with the Stars'

The live premiere of "Dancing with the Stars" was interrupted tonight when a man in the audience ran onto the ballroom floor.

Ryan Lochte and his partner were getting their dance critiqued when protestors stormed the "Dancing with the Stars" stage.

The judge, Carrie Ann Inaba, was addressing Lochte and his partner, pro-dancer Cheryl Burke, when shouting could be heard in the background. The program showed a split screen of the judge and a replay of the dance.

"Excuse me! Hey, back off!" Inaba said.

People could be seen rushing in front of the Inaba, like security personnel. Inaba stopped talking.

The camera cuts to Tom Bergeron with Lochte in the background, clearly shaken.

"Take a deep breath, we'll be right back," Bergeron said to the camera.

Buzzfeed writer Brandon Wall posted video of the ordeal from the DTWS broadcast on Twitter.

Reporter George Pennacchio tweeted a photo of two men who appeared to be detained. They wore T-shirts with the word "Lochte" crossed out.

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