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U.S. Congressmen Arrested While Protesting Outside Sudanese Embassy

The activists were protesting Sudan's expulsion of aid groups from the Darfur region.

The AP reports that eight activists, including Reps. Keith Ellison (D-MN), Donna Edwards (D-MD), John Lewis (D-GA), and Lynn Woolsey (D-CA) were "led away from the [Sudanese] embassy in handcuffs Monday after crossing a police line." The activists were protesting Sudan's expulsion of aid groups from the Darfur region. Ellison said "it is wrong to deny aid to what he calls 'the most vulnerable people on our planet.'"

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Ali Frick is a Research Associate for The Progress Report and ThinkProgress.org at the Center for American Progress Action Fund.
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