Yemen

Seven protesters arrested after sit-in at Rep. Steny Hoyer's office

Seven protesters arrested after sit-in at Rep. Steny Hoyer's office

Capitol Police arrested seven people Thursday who held a sit-in at House Democratic whip Steny Hoyer’s office, officials said.

The protesters were demanding to meet with the Southern Maryland lawmaker about the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

A group of about 12 protesters gathered in Hoyer’s office Thursday afternoon and refused to leave. They carried photos of Yemeni children, and some had their hands painted red.

They were motivated by “desperation and frustration that people continue to die in Yemen,” said David Bradbury, an Australian filmmaker who attended the protest. Years of war have devastated the country and about 75 percent of the its population is in need of...

41°