Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) got himself arrested Thursday for unlawfully doing a sit down and blocking traffic outside the office of Senator Chuck Schumer in Manhattan.
Police arrested Hikind for civil disobedience while protesting the senior Senator from New York for not voicing immediate opposition against the Iran nuclear deal.
“We’ve listened to Senator Schumer for years and how he takes every opportunity to explain the origin of his name Schumer and what it means for him to be a proud ‘Shomer’—which in Hebrew means protector. From your time as Congressman to one of the most powerful members of the Senate, Senator Schumer, you have repeatedly called yourself our ‘shomer’ (protector). Now is the time to live up to your claim and put your words into action,” said Hikind.
“We need you to demonstrate leadership on one of the most critical foreign policy issues of our time. Be our protector and stop this terrible deal.”