In a “protest” gone wrong, former Charlottesville City Councilor, Wes Bellamy, was arrested by U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) in Washington D.C.’s Hart Senate Office Building.
A July 15 USCP Tweet described the situation:
“This afternoon, nine people were arrested for demonstrating in a prohibited area on Capitol Grounds. At approximately 3:30pm the United States Capitol Police responded to the Atrium in the Hart Senate Office Building for reports of illegal demonstration activity. After officers arrived on the scene, they warned the demonstrators three times to stop. Those who refused were arrested for D.C. Code §22– 1307. Two males and seven females were transported to UCSP headquarters for processing.” – United States Capitol Police
U.S. Representative Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio), chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, was among those arrested.
The protest was in opposition to Republican State legislative efforts to secure elections following multiple and ongoing investigations into voting irregularities and alleged fraud in the November 2020 United States Presidential Election.