WATCH: Democrat Black Caucus Chair Arrested by Police during Capitol Protest

Congressional Black Caucus Chair Rep. Joyce Beatty, an Ohio Democrat, was arrested Thursday afternoon with 8 other protesters after she led a protest that went inside the Hart Senate Office Building

“Today, I stood in solidarity with Black women across the country in defense of our constitutional right to vote,”Beatty said.

“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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