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City Councilman Zeke Cohen arrested during CASA protest in D.C.

Zeke Cohen arrested
Posted at 9:04 AM, May 13, 2021

BALTIMORE — Baltimore City Councilman Zeke Cohen says he was arrested Wednesday in Washington, D.C. while protesting for the rights of undocumented immigrants.

The protest was organized by the group CASA, and went down outside the U.S. Senate building before a hearing was to be held on immigrant essential workers.

U.S. Capitol Police say 37 people were arrested for refusing to leave the roadway after they were ordered to.

The group also did not receive a permit to hold the event, according to police.

"Civil disobedience has always been a critical lever for change," tweeted Cohen, who represents the city's first district. "I’m proud to join my brothers, sisters and siblings from CASA to demand action from Congress. Everyone who works hard and plays by the rules should have an opportunity to attain citizenship. No human being is illegal," Cohen wrote.