8 arrested in demonstrations inside House office building
October 13th, 2011
01:58 PM ET
9 years ago

8 arrested in demonstrations inside House office building

Washington (CNN) - At least eight people were arrested Thursday by U.S. Capitol police after demonstrating outside a room in the Rayburn House Office Building, police said.

One of the protesters was charged with simple assault and seven were charged with disruption of Congress, authorities said.


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  1. pmk1953

    How can you disrupt something that is nonfunctional?

    October 13, 2011 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I see the paid demonstrators and thugs for the Koch brothers have finally shown up at the capitol.

    October 13, 2011 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  3. Debbie

    Disrupt Congress? They don't do anything to disrupt anything. Surprised any members of Congress were even there since they are either on vacation or glad handing the $$$$ barrons.

    October 13, 2011 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  4. WiredweirdinSF

    Now that you see how this really works, remember there were no arrests, no film or anything when the TEA Party members ALLEDGEDLY attacked democrats and called them names during the Obamacare fiasco. Yet democrat liberals spread the lie and continue to spread it. I heard that poverty pimp, Al Sharpton, say it again the other night when he was spreading the class warfare message for the corrupt democrat liberals and their union bosses during the Occupy Wall Street shindig. Since the liberal controlled media only checks facts they can use against republicans and conservatives Al and his corrupt pals can continue to spell this lie for an unlimited amount of time.

    October 13, 2011 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  5. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Why do all weird republicans resort to lies and untruths?

    October 13, 2011 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  6. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    It appears that the 1%ers and their paid slugs are getting a tad testy. Actually, there is film of the teabaggers pushing and spitting on members of congress, but Fox hackers and editors removed it for your viewing pleasure.

    October 13, 2011 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  7. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    There is also footage of one of Rand Paul's tea baggers stomping on a girl at a political event in Kentucky.

    October 13, 2011 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  8. Canuck


    You sure have some issues there – do you hate everone that doesn't think exactly like you?? Wait, I forgot , you're a Republican....

    October 13, 2011 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  9. AlaskaPalin

    These are indeed 'hard times' especially for the poor and middle class. It looked as if persons are thinking of ways to justify actions that they will have never taken when the economy was doing well and that's how the making of a powder keg begins. Politicians respect peoples grievance, take them (OWS and teapartiers) seriously. The rich must know that they are sometimes (unfairly) targeted during economic down turn so a hands on approach in the public discourse (buffet) is needed from them (do not be silent this is looked on as apathy). There seems to be a stirring of the people and in times like these we need effective leadership to channel these energies into positives for the country rather than negatives for personal self aggrandisement. Tales of the cities.

    October 13, 2011 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  10. Dean

    Code Pink is a joke. Just a little pepper spray...

    October 13, 2011 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  11. Independent Voters

    I bet they were protesting against the republican party for blocking job bill. People are mad because they want jobs now and these stupid republican block the job bill

    October 13, 2011 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  12. cindy

    @ dean I'll repeat it. Disrupt what? Oh I forgot...they are hard at work rehashing and bringing up things already done.

    October 13, 2011 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  13. pmk1953

    Wired weird probably had a good well paying UNION job but screwed up bad so even the union couldn't keep him from being fired. Now, he's in a non-union job paying WAY less, sucking up to the boss to keep his job and blaming the union. WHAAA!!!!!

    October 13, 2011 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |