3 members of Congress arrested at Trump Tower protest

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NEW YORK (AP) - Three members of Congress have been arrested at a protest outside Trump Tower.

U.S. Reps Raul Grijalva, of Arizona, Luis Gutierrez, of Illinois, and Adriano Espaillat, of New York, were among a small group of demonstrators who sat down in the street on Fifth Avenue Tuesday afternoon and refused to move.

The speaker of New York's City Council, Melissa Mark-Viverito, was also handcuffed and led away.

All four are Democrats.

The protesters were demanding that Congress pass legislation protecting thousands of young immigrants from deportation.

Protest organizers had said prior to the event that the lawmakers planned to get arrested.

President Donald Trump delivered an address at the United Nations earlier Tuesday.

He is scheduled to stay at Trump Tower this evening, but wasn't present for the protest.

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