Sojourner Protest on Capitol Hill

December 14, 2005
Press Release
United States Capitol Police Chief Terrance W. Gainer
Public Information Office  
119 D Street, NE  
Washington, D.C. 20510 Immediate
(202) 224-1677  

December 14, 2005

On Wednesday, December 14, 2005 at approximately 11:35 a.m., members of the Sojourners, a faith-based advocacy group assembled at the rotunda door of the Cannon House Office Building. After several verbal warnings went unanswered, the United States Capitol Police began placing those individuals under arrest. A total of 115 people were arrested and charged with incommoding under D.C. code. The individuals arrested are very cooperative and are still being processed at this time.

If there are any questions about these events or security procedures, you may contact the United States Capitol Police Public Information Office at 202-224-1677.

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  Prepared by:
  Sergeant Kimberly O'Brien
  United States Capitol Police
  Public Information Officer