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Thousands of Tea Party activists descended on Washington Thursday to protest

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1109/29183.html

A Capitol Police spokeswoman confirmed to POLITICO that nine activists were arrested in the Hart building, and they are being processed at police headquarters. All the buildings in the Capitol complex remain open for now.

Arrested for what? The radio is stating they are detaining the protesters and asking if they are protesting the Trade bill or Healthcare. Is that even legal?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:10 PM on Nov. 5, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (9)
  • The plan is for Representative Michele Bachmann to escort the group of protesters into the buildings which house their Congresspeople's offices.

    The Democrats' Health Reform bill is coming to a vote in the House on Friday or Saturday. The protesters intend to go to their district's Congressman and urge him or her to vote NO.

    Anyone who can't make it to Washington DC can help the effort by visiting their LOCAL district office and bringing their message against this health reform bill. ... Perhaps leave a printout of the Constitution as a reminder that the gov't does NOT have the right to force you to buy something ( and pay for it monthly ! ) simply because you are present here in the US.

    Nancy Pelosi does actually have the power to tell the security force to deny entrance to the building. She would be an IDIOT if she did it, but as the Speaker of the House she COULD.

    Today, the police will be acting on orders.
    waldorfmom

    Answer by waldorfmom at 1:42 PM on Nov. 5, 2009

  • Police patrolled the gates and stone walls keeping the crowd in but there was little sign of trouble.

    So why were people arrested?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:12 PM on Nov. 5, 2009

  • Don't we have the right to assemble? Do we have to tell them why? Seriously?
    mamakirs

    Answer by mamakirs at 12:19 PM on Nov. 5, 2009

  • Though the article is about Teabaggers, the protesters arrested were from Code Pink---a mostly female anti-war group.

    I haven't heard the radio reports you're talking about, but I would guess that the arrests were for typical "creating disturbance on federal property, " which, while often a necessary tactic for raising awareness, is illegal.
    shesajar

    Answer by shesajar at 12:25 PM on Nov. 5, 2009

  • The radio is reporting that there have been several tea party protestors arrested as well. They were interviewing a woman who's husband and several others had been arrested.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:31 PM on Nov. 5, 2009

  • Your point is?????
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 12:50 PM on Nov. 5, 2009

  • Police patrolled the gates and stone walls keeping the crowd in but there was little sign of trouble. So why were people arrested?


    So did the police "ACT STUPIDLY"? are you speaking before KNOWING the facts!

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 1:13 PM on Nov. 5, 2009

  • In an unrelated incident, nine activists were arrested in the Hart building, and they are being processed at police headquarters, but Roll Call is reporting that these were protesters from the opposite end of the political spectrum – Code Pink. All the buildings in the Capitol complex remain open for now. (The original version of this story incorrectly reported which protesters were arrested).


    The hart building houses senate offices. I would imagine if you didn't follow proper security protocol, yes, you could be arrested. This was NOT the teabaggers, as it states it was an unrelated incident.


    I think the funnier part of the story is the crowd chanting Palin/Bachman 2012. I say go for it Pubs, we'd love an easy win!

    SRiveroC

    Answer by SRiveroC at 3:09 PM on Nov. 5, 2009

  • In a conference call Wednesday night with bloggers and activists for the advocacy group Americans for Prosperity, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) called on protesters to “scare” members of Congress into killing the proposed health care reform bill.

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 4:09 PM on Nov. 5, 2009

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