U.S. Congressmen Arrested While Protesting Outside Sudanese Embassy
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.'"