Rashida Tlaib and Abdul El-Sayed were arrested, along with 16 others, at a pro-labor rally outside a Detroit McDonald’s Tuesday, local media sources report.
Organized by the Fight for $15, a group advocating a $15-per-hour minimum wage, the two politicians — Tlaib the presumptive congressional representative for Michigan’s 13th District, El-Sayed an unsuccessful candidate in the state’s Democratic gubernatorial primary — were put in zip ties and taken to the Detroit Detention Center for processing and release after being ticketed for disorderly conduct.
John Hewett from radio station WWJ videotaped El-Sayed’s arrest.
NOW… arrests being made at Detroit Fight for $15 rally, including Democratic gubernatorial candidate @AbdulElSayed Updates @WWJ950 pic.twitter.com/DaCPaxI0jl
— Jon Hewett (@JonHewettWWJ) October 2, 2018