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7 House members arrested at Sudan embassy
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7 House members arrested at Sudan embassy
FREDERIC J. FROMMER
Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Seven members of the Congressional Black Caucus were arrested at the Embassy of Sudan Tuesday, after protesting over atrocities in the Darfur region of the wartorn nation.

"We will not tolerate genocide," said Rep. Mel Watt, D-N.C., the caucus chairman. "...We are saying to Sudan this has got to stop."

The seven members were hauled off in Secret Service cars after receiving three warnings that they were violating the law by blocking the entrance to an embassy. They faced $50 fines and were expected to be released after booking.

"Not on our watch," said Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., "Not on our watch will we allow another genocide to take place." She wore a green T-shirt that read, "End the Darfur Genocide."

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