Protesters outside of the Hart Senate Office Building in July 2013. Some of the demonstrators arrested Monday were also wearing an orange jumpsuit and black hood. (Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Updated 6:31 p.m. | Nearly two dozen protesters from “Witness Against Torture,” a group dedicated to closing the detention facility at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, were arrested in the Capitol Building Monday afternoon, after demonstrating in the Senate gallery and the Capitol Visitor Center.
According to the U.S. Capitol Police, 21 protesters were arrested: 11 in the Senate and 10 in the CVC. The gallery protesters were charged with disorderly conduct, while the CVC demonstrators were charged with “crowding, obstructing, or incommoding.” Full story