by April Watts (Photo by Shevry Lassiter)
This evening DC Mayor Vincent Gray, Council Chair Kwame Brown, and several other council members were arrested outside the Hart Senate Building during a protest organized by DC Vote. The purpose of the demonstration was to oppose the riders in the federal government budget deal that prevent the District from using its own funds to pay for abortions for low income women and reinstate a school voucher program. A tweet was sent from Mayor Gray’s account just moments before he was cuffed and lead to the patty wagon.
For further details about this protest, visit The Washington Post.