Three members of Congress arrested
at Trump Tower street protest
NEW YORK, NY – Three Democratic members of Congress have been arrested on disorderly conduct charges at a protest outside Trump Tower.
“This is a classic example of idiots listening to liars with a mic in their hand. If anyone believes these three (3) Elected Law Makers care anything for Children, then you probably need a wakeup call….”
“The congressional hearing cited the AP report that found more than two dozen unaccompanied children were sent to homes across the country where they were sexually assaulted…”
“The article led the reader to believe that possibly 10 – 30 Children were “missing”, when the link was fixed that number had grown to 90,000+ Children.”
“NOW, tell me how many Elected Law Makers care anything for the Children of this world.”
U.S. Reps. Raul Grijalva, of Arizona; Luis Gutierrez, of Illinois; and Adriano Espaillat, of New York, were among a small group of demonstrators who sat down in the street on New York’s Fifth Avenue on Tuesday and refused to move.
The lawmakers were handcuffed and led away. Police say they were issued desk appearance tickets and released.
“How is this anywhere near EQUAL JUSTICE???? No Protesters in Charlotte, North Dakota DAPL, and surely not Kent State were issued desk appearance tickets and released.”
The protesters were demanding that Congress pass legislation protecting thousands of young immigrants from deportation.
Protest organizers said before the event the lawmakers planned to get arrested.
President Donald Trump delivered an address at the United Nations earlier Tuesday. The Republican was scheduled to stay at Trump Tower afterward but wasn’t present for the protest.