House Member Arrested at Protest

New York Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel was arrested today at the Sudanese Embassy (located at 2210 Massachusetts Avenue NW) during a protest organized by the Sudan Campaign, a group which has recently stepped up its pressure against the Sudanese government for permitting ongoing genocidal practices towards Black Sudanese and blocking humanitarian aid from reaching refugees evicted from their homes. The Washington Times quietly noted that a "Secret Service policeman then handcuffed and arrested the veteran civil rights activist. An hour and a half -- and a $50 fine -- later, the 64-year-old Rangel was back on Capitol Hill."

> W. Times: "U.S. Congressman arrested at Sudan protest"
> Truthout: "Congressman Charles Rangel Arrested at Sudanese Embassy"


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