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http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/10/08/Democratic-congressmen-amnesty-activists-get-arrested-in-immigration-protest



 by Matthew Boyle 8 Oct 2013, 4:37 PM PDT

Democratic Reps. Charles Rangel, Luis Gutierrez, Keith Ellison, Joseph Crowley, Al Green, and John Lewis, along with several other pro-amnesty activists, union members, and other left-wing protesters, got themselves arrested on purpose on Tuesday afternoon in a statement made in support of comprehensive immigration reform.

Only a few hundred demonstrators participated in the part of the rally that led to the arrests, while several thousand rallied on the National Mall earlier in the day.



NBC's Washington, D.C. affiliate reports 200 were arrested on scene while a couple hundred activists cheered the demonstrators on from the sidewalks on both sides of First Street between Maryland Avenue Southwest and Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest. Officers broke out barricades to keep activists on the sidewalk, as AFL-CIO and other union organizers wearing orange vests with their organizations’ namesakes emblazoned on the back organized the crowd.



Those lining the streets would cheer and chant things like “Yes we can!” and “Si Se Puede!” whenever another person volunteered to be arrested and whenever they were taken in groups into police transport units to be taken to the authorities for processing.



At least 150 Capitol Hill police officers were on scene to arrest the protesters who sought to be arrested. Capitol Hill police officers are not being paid as a result of the government shutdown, so they had to work for free.



The amnesty activists also littered signs, papers, flyers, and other materials for their cause along the street, forcing the unpaid Capitol Hill police officers to clean up the street in the shadow of the Capitol building up after them. Officers could be seen bending down to pick up the trash left along the sidewalks, as hundreds of amnesty activists cheered those being arrested.



Around 4:45 PM ET, the U.S. Capitol Hill Police “Command Center” emailed congressional staffers who are not on furlough, warning them against visiting the area for their own safety from the amnesty activists as they continued wrapping up the arrests. “The U.S. Capitol Police are continuing their response to demonstration activity,” the USCP Command Center wrote to staff. “Please continue to avoid the following area until further notice: First Street between Maryland Avenue, SW and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.”

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Re: Dem Congressmen, Amnesty Activists Arrested in Immigration Protest
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2013, 10:06:53 PM »
I give......

Why did they have to get themselves arrested to support immigration reform??
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Re: Dem Congressmen, Amnesty Activists Arrested in Immigration Protest
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2013, 10:45:23 PM »
I give......

Why did they have to get themselves arrested to support immigration reform??

To get attention for a nothing rally that nobody showed up for in the first place.  It was likely a set-up to begin with, although I wonder why Pelosi wasn't arrested for speaking at the rally.
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Re: Dem Congressmen, Amnesty Activists Arrested in Immigration Protest
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2013, 09:53:54 AM »
To get attention for a nothing rally that nobody showed up for in the first place.  It was likely a set-up to begin with, although I wonder why Pelosi wasn't arrested for speaking at the rally.

Ironically, they're also drawing attention to the fact that the Mall is closed to 90 year old WWII veterans, and open for business for illegals.

(And Congressmen who are supposed to be working on solving the nation's problems, but are instead hot-dogging for photo ops).
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Re: Dem Congressmen, Amnesty Activists Arrested in Immigration Protest
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2013, 09:56:58 AM »
To get attention for a nothing rally that nobody showed up for in the first place.  It was likely a set-up to begin with, although I wonder why Pelosi wasn't arrested for speaking at the rally.

So they could enter martyrdom. Iread yesterday that Lewis had 45 such arrests. I wonder what would happen to me if I had 45 arrests on my record

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Re: Dem Congressmen, Amnesty Activists Arrested in Immigration Protest
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2013, 11:31:16 AM »
I just heard the park police weren't even paid which would seem to indicate they were forced to work.  Again, the commieccrats and Obama show more respect from illegals than Americans. :bs:
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Re: Dem Congressmen, Amnesty Activists Arrested in Immigration Protest
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2013, 11:35:57 AM »
So they could enter martyrdom. Iread yesterday that Lewis had 45 such arrests. I wonder what would happen to me if I had 45 arrests on my record

Seems to me that a police record that long should keep you from Congress.

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