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Man Arrested for Projecting Equality Phrase on DC Building



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    For the first time, police in the nation's capital arrested and criminally charged a member of a local activist group for projecting a phrase onto a famous District facade near the U.S. Capitol.

    The Washington Post reports 30-year-old Robby Diesu was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor Wednesday night after projecting "discrimination is wrong" on the Rayburn House Office Building. U.S. Capitol police spokeswoman Eva Malecki said his charge relates to demonstrating in a prohibited area.

    She said the activist unlawfully demonstrated on Capitol Grounds with the projection, citing District code and traffic regulations. She declined to identify the activist.

    The artist who organizes the projection protests, Robin Bell, provided a copy of the citation to the newspaper and said Diesu works for D.C. Action Lab, a local advocacy group.

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