Protester arrested second time at Capitol

Jan. 16, 2013 at 9:11 AM
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WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Police in Washington said they arrested a protester on Capitol grounds hours after he was arraigned for unlawful conduct for a previous incident at the Capitol.

Rives Grogan, a pastor from the New Beginnings Church in Los Angeles, racked up a second unlawful conduct charge Tuesday after causing a scene from one of the visitors galleries overlooking the House floor, the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call reported.

Capitol Police spokesman Officer Shennell Antrobus said officers arrested Grogan at approximately 11:40 a.m. when he began screaming about assault weapons and abortions.

"Ban assault weapons!" he yelled. "They're killing our children! Stop abortion! Somebody stop the terrorists!"

Just an hour earlier, Grogran had been arraigned in D.C. Superior Court for a previous unlawful conduct charge on U.S. Capitol Grounds, Roll Call reported.

Grogan had previously been issued court orders to stay away from the Capitol, the White House and the Supreme Court.

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