Monday, April 27, 2009

Mass Arrests At White House

On Monday April 27, 2009 the United States Park Police arrested 91 people for violating demonstration regulations.

The group exceeded the statutory maximum participant number for demonstrating on the White House sidewalk without drawing a permit.

Because of the unseasonably high temperatures, the United States Park Police requested the assistance of the District of Columbia Fire Department to monitor the health and well being of the demonstrators as they were being processed. While the arrestees were processed, medical personnel continually evaluated their status and no heat related illnesses were reported.