May 1st, 2010
04:29 PM ET
5 years ago

Congressman arrested at Washington immigration rally

Rep. Luis Gutierrez, shown here at a recent immigration reform rally, was arrested outside the White House Saturday.
Rep. Luis Gutierrez, shown here at a recent immigration reform rally, was arrested outside the White House Saturday.

(CNN) - Police arrested Illinois Rep. Luis Gutierrez at an immigration rally outside the White House on Saturday.

Gutierrez, a Democrat, was among a group of protesters arrested by police in front of the White House.

The protesters wore T-shirts that read, "ARREST ME NOT MY FAMILY" and "ARREST ME NOT MY FRIENDS."


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soundoff (67 Responses)
  1. Robin Dimaio

    I'm glad you obliged Congressman..MORON!

    May 1, 2010 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  2. mb-texas

    he should not have been involved in the protest.This what the Democrat
    were complaining about with the Repuiblic congress people when
    they were at the Tea Party protest.Screaming and acting like fools.

    May 1, 2010 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  3. Dan Carrillo

    God bless you Mr Gutierrez! This is what happens to people of color standing for what is right!....They get spit on by racist teabaggers or arrested by cops

    May 1, 2010 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  4. Obamamnesty2011

    Funny how this senator is from Obama's home state! If he loves illegals so much perhaps he should move to Mexico.
    Obama and the Dems are holding our Southern border hostage!
    They will only secure the border IF we grant amnesty to tens of millions of illegels ! The promise is just that words that make up one lie after another! We have heard this song and dance during the past 7 amnesties. LOL

    May 1, 2010 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  5. Richp, Pocono's of Pa

    So congressman, what do your constituents say about this.

    May 1, 2010 09:09 pm at 9:09 pm |
  6. Wendell C

    Geez. The guy's tee shirt SAID he wanted to be arrested. Didn't he just get what he wanted? This is a dumb, stupid, protest.

    May 1, 2010 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  7. Joe G

    I'm sure the naysayers will claim this guy should be removed from office for breaking the law, but of course, that's not how things work
    (and for good reason).

    It's nice to see that some leaders in this country trully care about the causes they support. I

    May 1, 2010 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  8. Lupe Moreno

    This traitorous man needs to be keep in not only jail, but prison. We need good ethical and moral leaders to lead us. Not this piece of crap who betrays our nation.

    May 1, 2010 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  9. E. Elliott

    The man needs to learn that the law is the law and not open to his preference of treatment for friends and family. Not just the sake of law but of justice for thew many who came here legally. Identify, capture, expel. I do not care if they have brown, black, white or yellow skin. First get in line, do the right things and show that you are worthy to live here. Learn the langauge, our history, values and culture. It is a shame that this man made it to Congress without getting the rule of law instilled as a value, but then again so did Bush, his owner Chaney, Rove, Gonzo, Ashcroft, Rumsfeld and many others. A shame indeed and a discrace. I suggest he resign.

    May 1, 2010 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  10. Bill Kay

    Good for the police, hopefully he went to jail.

    May 1, 2010 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  11. Anonymous

    Do the protesters want the U.S. to close all the Immigration offices (The INS offices) and the Custom offices at the border and let all their friends and relatives freely enter the U.S.?

    May 1, 2010 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  12. rosa griffin

    Thank you for standing up for equal rights!

    May 1, 2010 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  13. Pkm

    Stupid jerk by your actions you make spanish people look bad i hope you will make the gop happy o my god

    May 1, 2010 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  14. cjewel74

    thats the kind of politicians we need not afraid of fighting for what fhey believe in and putting aside its own....

    May 1, 2010 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm |
  15. HD

    Does he know the LAW?!

    May 2, 2010 01:21 am at 1:21 am |
  16. Akpa Collette

    I think these people should be left to survive,since they don't make themselves nuisance they're only trying 2 earn a living.These are honest workers and i think God has blessed America so Americans should also bless others.

    May 2, 2010 04:17 am at 4:17 am |
  17. Amanda

    Az is part of the SOLUTION not the problem get off ur high horse and SECURE the border not remove it

    May 2, 2010 04:35 am at 4:35 am |
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