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: Baltimore Police Searching For 2 Missing Children, 14- and 3-Years-Old
Jealous spoke at the rally, led the march around the White House and was among 27 who were taken into custody.READ MORE: 'The School Shouldn't Be Open Right Now': Parents React To COVID-19 Outbreak At Cherry Hill Elementary Middle School
“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: Almost 9,000 Vaccinated Marylanders Get Additional Shots Since Approval of Pfizer Booster