Posted: Tuesday, October 8th 2013 at 6:01pm
Ga. congressman arrested during Washington immigration rally
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A spokeswoman for Democratic Rep. John Lewis says the congressman was arrested Tuesday afternoon during an immigration rally in Washington.
Brenda Jones says Lewis, whose district covers Atlanta and some of its neighboring areas, was arrested during the Camino Americano Rally for Immigrant Dignity and Respect. Jones says Lewis was taken into custody in front of the U.S. Capitol, near the reflecting pond.
Jones says Lewis has now been arrested five times as a member of Congress. Lewis was arrested twice at the South African embassy protesting apartheid and twice at the Sudanese embassy protesting genocide in Darfur.
Jones says Lewis was also arrested more than 40 times during the civil rights movement.
(Please check back for updates to this developing story.)
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