NORFOLK -- Protesters greeted circus-goers outside Scope in Norfolk Friday morning.

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus held a performance aimed at students at 10:30 a.m.

PETA said in a press release their 'crippled elephant' would be front and center 'to make sure that the busloads of students who are being shipped in to fill seats at the circus through free and discounted tickets know about Ringling's cruel treatment of elephants and other animals.'

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