Civil Disobedience

D.C. Mayor Released After Arrest

Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray was arrested Monday alongside two city councilmen for protesting Congress’ budget deal. The District is particularly affected by the compromise, as Republicans demanded the deal prohibit it from spending its own money on abortions and also reinstated a school-voucher program in the capital. Gray rallied with 200 people outside the Dirksen Senate Office Building and was arrested along with 40 other people and charged with unlawful assembly for blocking the street. He was released from custody shortly after 1 a.m.