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?
Asked by Anonymous at 12:10 PM on Nov. 5, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
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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!
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!
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.
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 4:09 PM on Nov. 5, 2009