Rashida Tlaib Arrested By Detroit Police.
U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., was detained by police Friday during a protest near the Detroit airport.
Initial reports that she was arrested were incorrect – she was only briefly detained by police.
Tlaib was in Detroit to take part in airline catering employee protest for higher wages that went too far.
According to Report From Fox News:
Photos posted on social media showed Tlaib, 43, sitting in the road outside the airport’s Delta terminal, along with eight other protesters – while
a larger group of protesters demonstrated on the sidewalk nearby. Many held signs reading, “One Job Should Be Enough,” as the group called for better wages health coverage.
Initial reports said Tlaib was arrested in the matter, but a union official later said Tlaib was only briefly detained.
Tlaib, a first-term congresswoman from Detroit who has been in office since January 2019, later posted a Twitter message about the incident, saying other protesters had been arrested.
It was not Tlaib’s first encounter with law enforcement. Back in July, video surfaced on social media of a 2016 incident, in which Tlaib –
prior to running for Congress – is dragged out of a Detroit event featuring then-presidential candidate Donald Trump.
We won't stop until we get #fairwages & #healthcare. These courageous people got arrested tonight at DTW b/c they believe workers deserve human dignity. Shame on you @Delta for leaving workers behind and letting them live in poverty. @unitehere https://t.co/njM6UQbjPu pic.twitter.com/msDm2XlowYAdvertisement
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) February 14, 2020
CORRECTION: Rep. @RashidaTlaib was not processed as an arrest with the other protesting workers, but did participate in solidarity in the civil disobedience, including joining the protesters in the van as officers took them for processing.
— Diana Hussein 🇱🇧 (@heyadiana) February 14, 2020Advertisement
Rashida Tlaib Arrested By Detroit Police
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