BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Maryland Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous was arrested in Washington D.C. Tuesday during a rally, according to a spokesperson.
Jealous participated in an immigrants’ rights rally, says his spokesperson Kevin Harris, which was hosted by various advocacy groups in Maryland and D.C. in support of DACA.READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Clouds & More Clouds, Plus Friday's An Alert Day
Jealous spoke at the rally, led the march around the White House and was among 27 who were taken into custody.READ MORE: Jury Acquits Man Of Murder Of Baltimore Anti-Violence Advocate Dante Barksdale
“His actions today are consistent with his life-long work as a civil rights leader and community organizer, including his efforts to steer passage of the Maryland Dream Act,” Harris said.
Jealous is also the former president of the NAACP.MORE NEWS: Baltimore County Firefighters Rescue Person Trapped In Mud Near NCR Trail