United States Capitol Police arrested six House staffers on Monday who were protesting in Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s office.
The Daily Wire reports:
Law enforcement responded to the protest that took place in room 322 in the Hart Senate Office Building around 11:15 am, the Capitol Police told The Daily Wire.
“Six demonstrators were arrested for DC Code §22-3302 Unlawful Entry for failing to leave the office after they were told to leave,” police said. “The six people who were arrested are all House staffers.”
The individuals arrested were Saul Levin, Aria Kovalovich, Rajiv Sicora, Courtney Koelhel, Phillip Bennett, and Emma Preston, according to the police.
Levin, the son of Rep. Andy Levin (D-MI) and policy advisor for Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO), posted a picture of himself and another staffer on social media on Monday with the caption: “Right now, we Hill staffers are peacefully protesting Dem leaders INSIDE.”
BREAKING: Congressional staff are staging a peaceful sit-in in @SenSchumer's office to protest our leaders' failure and inaction on climate policy and urge them to use every last negotiating tool to meet this moment.
The time to act is NOW. Staffers, come through. 🖤🔥 pic.twitter.com/JHtAYDez4n
— Aria Kovalovich (@ariakov) July 25, 2022