Police Arrest 44 LGBT Activists in Protest at Idaho Senate Chamber: VIDEO
Police arrested 44 LGBT activists including former state Senator Nicole LeFavour as they demanded inclusion in the state's anti-discrimination laws, the Statesman reports:
“We are here to insist the Idaho Legislature finally add four words, 'sexual orientation' and 'gender identity,' to Idaho’s Human Rights Act to prevent the suicides, beatings, loss of jobs, evictions and the fear that too many gay and transgender Idahoans live with every day," the group said in a news release. "We do this for those who live in fear and those who may despair this year if no one speaks for them."
Various figures were given throughout Monday for how many protesters were involved, but Idaho State Police said they arrested 44 people and cited each for trespassing.
The last arrest came after 11 a.m., when former state Sen. Nicole LeFavour, D-Boise, was taken into custody after the Senate voted to suspend its rule that allows former members to be on the Senate floor.
Protesters wore 'Add the Words IDAHO' t-shirts and covered their mouths with their hands.
Watch KTVB's report on the protest, AFTER THE JUMP...