47 arrested in Senate office building protest

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on developments in Congress (all times local):

5 p.m.

A spokeswoman for the U.S. Capitol Police says 47 people were arrested Tuesday as they demonstrated in a Senate office building.

The spokeswoman, Eva Malecki, says the demonstrators were arrested on misdemeanor charges dealing with crowding and obstructing passage through a public building.

The protesters were voicing concerns about the likely repeal of the law expanding health insurance coverage, the Affordable Care Act.

A public relations firm in Washington says the protesters included health care workers and faith leaders.

The protests culminated outside of Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch’s office, where demonstrators blocked the hallway demanding to hear Hatch’s plans to keep American families covered.


2 p.m.

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