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Mayor Vince Gray and several members of the D.C. Council sat down in the middle of Constitution Avenue NE near the Hart Senate Office Building late today to protest “riders” in the budget deal Congress and the White House reached Friday night, which ban the District from using local funds to pay for abortions and reinstate a voucher program for schools. Capitol Police arrested several people at the protest—including Gray, who announced his arrest on Twitter.

Washington City Paper‘s Lydia DePillis is there—look for a longer report from her later.

UPDATE: NBC4 has this video of Gray being arrested:

View more videos at: http://nbcwashington.com.

Photo by Lydia DePillis