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USCP Arrest Protesters for Demonstration Activity on Capitol Grounds

July 25, 2017
Press Release

This afternoon, at approximately 2:30 p.m. and again at approximately 3:40 p.m., the United States Capitol Police (USCP) responded to the Senate visitor galleries in the U.S. Capitol Building for reported demonstration activity. 

Officers on the scene arrested the demonstrators when they failed to cease and desist with their unlawful demonstration activities.  Thirty-one demonstrators were charged with DC Code §10-503.16 - Disruption of Congress.

At approximately 2:55 p.m., USCP officers responded to the atrium of the Hart Senate Office Building for reported demonstration activities.  Sixty-four individuals were arrested after refusing to cease and desist with their unlawful demonstration activities.  They were charged with D.C. Code §22-1307, Crowding, Obstructing, or Incommoding. 

 

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