A group of liberal Capitol Hill staffers was arrested in the office of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) after demanding Democratic leadership resume talks on climate legislation.
More than a dozen employees of Democratic members of Congress sat down in Schumer's office holding signs calling on the majority leader to renew efforts to combat climate change. The protest ended after about half an hour when Capitol Police bound the disgruntled staffers' hands with zip ties and escorted them out.
One of the protesters, Saul Levin, a staffer for "Squad" member Rep. Cori Bush (D., Mo.), tweeted photos of the demonstration from within Schumer's office.
"We, staffers of the US Congress, are peacefully sitting in on Senator Schumer's office to demand Dems pass climate justice policy this year," Levin tweeted. "We are putting our bodies on the line because we have no other choice."