Chaos on Capitol Hill: Rev. Jesse Jackson, Activists Arrested

Civil Rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson lifts his fist into the air after being arrested and released with hundreds of protesters who marched on Capitol Hill as part of the Poor People's Campaign to demand stronger voting rights, an end to the filibuster, immigration reform, a $15 minimum wage and …
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Rev. Jesse Jackson was arrested Monday with other activists protesting for “voting rights” on Capitol Hill.

A photo of Jackson, with a mask under his nose, was first posted on Twitter by Sam Ford of ABC 7:

The protest, organized by DC Poor People’s Campaign, under “A National Call for Moral Revival,” made four demands during their “Moral Monday”:

  1. End the filibuster
  2. Pass all provisions of the For the People Act
  3. Fully restore the 1965 Voting Rights Act
  4. Raise the federal minimum wage to $15/hr

ABC 7 reports hundreds of people, including many faith leaders, joined Jackson in protest. People even lined up to be arrested by Capitol Police:

Jackson was also arrested last week with 39 other people during a sit-in for “voting rights” at Democrat Sen. Kristen Sinema’s Arizona office.

Jackson is the latest leftist to be arrested protesting in support of the “For the People Act.”

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) was arrested Friday by Capitol Police. “Enough is enough. #GoodTrouble,” she posted on Twitter with a photo of herself in zip ties:

Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) posted a video of his July 22 arrest to Twitter, with the caption, “I was arrested today protesting against Senate inaction on voting rights legislation & filibuster reform… I was getting in #goodtrouble”:

Breitbart News reported at the time:

Johnson delivered a speech at a voting rights rally outside the Supreme Court where members of the Congressional Black Caucus joined him, including Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY), Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), Rep. Troy Carter (D-LA), Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), and Rep. Al Green (D-TX).

Beginning the trend of Democrats publicizing zip tie arrests on social media, Rep. Joyce Beatty (OH) posted photos of her arrest July 15 in the Hart Senate Office Building:

While Democrats have gone to great lengths to support the “For the People Act,” Heritage Action calls the bill a “left-wing power grab and an attempt to rig the rules of our elections.”

Jackson’s arrest also follows “Squad” members and other activists camping on the Capitol steps to stop the end of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s eviction moratorium.

Democrat Reps. Cori Bush (MO), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY), and Ayanna Pressley (MA) began protesting the end of the moratorium Thursday by camping out on the steps of the Capitol.

Ocasio-Cortez said, “Housing is a human right.”

Bush, who is formerly homeless, believes that preventing evictions will “save lives”:


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