Children Threatened With Arrest For Protesting Immigration In D.C.
A group of over three dozen children who made their way to the office of head GOP goon John Boehner to protest for immigration reform were threatened with arrest by D.C. police shortly after their arrived.
via Think Progress
More than 40 youths with the immigration advocacy group Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) have been busy chasing down Congressional members in Washington, D.C. this week, but very few House members have been willing to meet with them.
On Thursday, when activists between the ages of six to 15, marched to the Congressional offices of House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), they were threatened with arrest by Capitol police officers for singing.
When activists filed into Cantor’s office, a Congressional aide called on police officers to remove more than a dozen youths who sang as a way to bring about immigration reform. In the video as children sang, “We want reform, we want it now,” an officer showed up to tell them to stop singing or to risk arrest if they did not leave the office.
Hats off to these kids for taking action and standing up for their beliefs at such a young age. Clap for ’em.