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More than 30 women arrested at local GOP headquarters

HeadquartersBELLEVUE — More than 30 women were arrested Thursday morning at Washington state’s Republican Party headquarters for protesting Republican immigration policy, claiming it treats women and children unfairly.

The women — including Mayor Mike McGinn’s wife — were arrested as part of a peaceful protest the consisted of more than 150 women and families, the All-Women Group of Washington said. The protesters asked Congressmen McMorris Rodgers, Herrera Beutler, Dave Reichert and others from the area to pass reform that better treated minorities and kids.

Participants marched form downtown Bellevue to the Republican Party Headquarters in the 800 block of 106th Avenue East.

The event was one of 10 coordinated actions across the country in which protesters asked for Congress to pass fair immigration reform.

“To many immigrant workers are left in the shadows, their work exploited as they live in fear,” Lynne Dodson, the Secretary Treasurer of the Washington State Labor Council, said. “Women immigrant workers in particular tend to do work that is hidden from the public view, so their rights are violated without consequence or scrutiny.”

It was unknown if any of the women arrested Thursday would be charged with a crime.

This story will be updated as more information becomes avialble.


8 Comments to “More than 30 women arrested at local GOP headquarters”

    Joe said:
    November 7, 2013 at 1:03 PM

    Good lock them us and send them to Mexico as illegal aliens and then laugh at the treament they will recieve.

    Kat said:
    November 7, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    Do you not have editors anymore? The writer here obviously went to public school.

    power to the people said:
    November 7, 2013 at 1:40 PM

    shows you to mess with them upeddy ups …..guess you wont be doing that again huh!!! tisk tisk lol

    Guest said:
    November 7, 2013 at 2:44 PM

    I'm confused…exactly what were they arrested for?

      Slam1263 said:
      November 7, 2013 at 4:40 PM

      It doesn't say, does it.

      Criminal trespass, and failure to disperse are the likely charges.

      Q13, you now owe me $0.02 for research.

    guest said:
    November 7, 2013 at 2:52 PM

    if they are illegal they shouldn't have ANY rights! they are criminals by the very description.

    The World is Ending said:
    November 7, 2013 at 3:24 PM

    Here is a idea for immigrants if you don't want to live in fear, then come here leaggly.

    Slam1263 said:
    November 7, 2013 at 4:38 PM

    I have little sympathy for Criminal Aliens, and nothing but utter contempt for their supporters.

    This nation values immigrants and welcomes them, as they enrich our country.

    We have more than enough natural born criminals, we do not need to import them.

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