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WATCH: Police arrest 8 members of Congress at D.C. immigration reform rally

By Eric W. Dolan
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 10:56 EDT
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Eight members of Congress were among the more than 150 people arrested Tuesday during an immigration rally at the U.S. Capitol, according to the Associated Press and the group Center for Community Change.

Thousands of protesters gathered at the National Mall to urge Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship. The demonstration then moved to the Capitol Building, where about 150 protesters blocked the road in an act of civil disobedience. Reps. John Lewis (D-GA), Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), Keith Ellison (D-MN), Joseph Crowley (D-NY), Charles Rangel (D-NY), Al Green (D-TX) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) were among those arrested by police for refusing to move.

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
 
 
 
 
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