WATCH: Dem Black Caucus Chair Speaks Out on Being Arrested by Police during Protest

Appearing on MSNBC, Democrat Black Caucus Chair Rep. Joyce Beatty spoke out on being arrested by police for protesting inside the Hart Senate Office Building.

“This afternoon, nine people were arrested for demonstrating in a prohibited area on Capitol Grounds,” the Capitol Police said in a statement to Fox News. “At approximately 3:30pm, the United States Capitol Police responded to the Atrium in the Hart Senate Office Building for reports of illegal demonstration activity. After officers arrived on the scene, they warned the demonstrators three times to stop. Those who refused were arrested for D.C. Code §22-1307. Two males and seven females were transported to USCP Headquarters for processing.”

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