September 20th, 2010
05:27 PM ET
4 years ago

Disability rights activists cause partial WH lockdown

A group of nine disability rights activists handcuffed themselves to the fence surrounding the White House on Monday afternoon, briefly causing a partial lockdown of the residence's north grounds, according to a Secret Service spokesman.

Several of the activists were in wheelchairs or motorized carts, the spokesman said.

One man was arrested for disorderly conduct and assault against a police officer, the spokesman added.

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