35 People Arrested for Blocking Traffic
This afternoon the United States Capitol Police (USCP) arrested 35 people, including 17 Members of Congress, for blocking First Street, NE, near the U.S. Supreme Court.
The group of demonstrators went into the street around 1:15 p.m.
It is against the law to block traffic, so officers gave the demonstrators three standard warnings to get out of the street.
When the demonstrators refused to get out of the street, the officers arrested them for Crowding, Obstructing or Incommoding (DC Code § 22–1307).
First Street, NE re-opened around 1:35 p.m.