Arizona congressman arrested outside Trump Tower
NEW YORK - Tucson Congressman Rep. Raul Grijalva has reportedly been arrested outside of Trump Tower in New York City.
According to Rep. Grijalva's Facebook page, the congressman was in New York and in front of Trump Tower protesting alongside Dreamers and immigrants.
Rep. Grijalva, Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois, and Rep. Adriano Espaillat, were arrested for refusing to move at a protest demanding Congress pass legislation protecting thousands of young immigrants from deportation.
The Democratic speaker of New York's City Council, Melissa Mark-Viverito, also was handcuffed and led away.
Protest organizers had said prior to the event that the lawmakers planned to get arrested.
President Donald Trump delivered an address at the United Nations earlier Tuesday. The Republican is scheduled to stay at Trump Tower this evening, but wasn't present for the protest.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.