Wednesday, July 27, 2011

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Congressman arrested at immigration protest -

Rep. Luis Gutierrez and 10 other people demonstrating for immigration reform were arrested Tuesday outside the White House, the U.S. Park Police and a spokesman for the congressman said.

Douglas Rivlin, the press secretary for the Illinois Democrat, said Gutierrez and the other people arrested "were sitting on the sidewalk in front of the White House after being told to leave" the protest, held to mark the more than 1 million people deported since President Barack Obama took office.

"The U.S. Park Police gave them a warning to leave. After the third warning they were put in plastic handcuffs and taken away," Rivlin said.

Park police Sgt. David Schlosser said the 11 people arrested paid a fine for disobeying an official order and were released.

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