HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) — Philadelphia City Councilmember Helen Gym was arrested on Wednesday in Harrisburg. Gym shared video of her arrest at the state capitol on Twitter.
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Today I was arrested alongside faith leaders of @powerinterfaith as we knocked on the doors to the state senate chambers. The senate was in session, but they refused to hear our demand for them to spend the $10 billion budget surplus and fund our public schools. pic.twitter.com/3dNjkn9uovREAD MORE: Philadelphia Police Learning Effective, Impactful Responses For Dealing With Mental Health Cases
— Helen Gym (@HelenGymAtLarge) June 23, 2021
Gym was in Harrisburg with faith leaders trying to convince state senators to spend $10 billion in a budget surplus on education funding.
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They were released several hours later.