WASHINGTON, DC (WJZ)– A Baltimore City councilman was arrested in Washington D.C.
Zeke Cohen, who represents Baltimore’s 1st district, was demonstrating at a CASA protest when he was arrested for disobedience.READ MORE: Maryland Women's Basketball Opens Season Ranked No. 4 In AP Poll; Men's Team Ranked No. 21
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Cohen said in part he is proud to join his brothers and sisters in the fight for our undocumented neighbors.MORE NEWS: Edgewood Man Charged With Murder In Deadly Harford County Shooting
Here’s what he wrote on Facebook:
“Today I was arrested with CASA protesting for a pathway to citizenship for millions of our undocumented neighbors.Baltimore’s immigrant community is essential. Their blood, sweat and tears helped build our city and country. They deserve to live outside of the shadows.I’ll never forget when a dad was detained and then deported after dropping off his nine year old son at a school in Southeast Baltimore. Terror spread through our community.During the pandemic, immigrants suffered disproportionate rates of transmission and deaths from COVID-19.Civil disobedience has always been a critical lever for change. I’m proud to join my brothers, sisters + siblings from CASA to demand action from Congress. Everyone who works hard and plays by the rules should have an opportunity to attain citizenship.
No human being is illegal.”