Rep. Grijalva Arrested Protesting Outside Of Trump Tower

Democratic Rep. Raúl Grijalva of Tucson, in handcuffs, was part of a protest in front of Trump Tower in New York City on Tuesday. He was arrested by the New York Police Department. (Photo via

By Staff

Democratic Rep. Raúl Grijalva of Tucson was arrested Tuesday morning during a protest in front of the Trump Tower in New York City, according to information from his campaign office.

Democratic Reps. Luis Gutiérrez of Illinois and Adriano Espaillat of New York, and Speaker of the New York City Council Melissa Mark-Viverito were also arrested, according to a post by Grijalva’s staff on his campaign’s social media accounts.

According to a video taken by Midtown Manhattan Patch, Grijalva was right in front of the march. The group was marching through Fifth Avenue and as they approached East 57th Street, New York City Police advised them they couldn’t walk on the street.

“This is the NYCPD. Please be advised that pedestrians are not permitted to walk in the street or roadway. Pedestrians are also prohibited from obstructing sidewalks. If you unlawfully obstruct pedestrian traffic, in the street or roadway, you may be placed under arrest and charged with disorderly conduct,” a police recording was heard as protesters were crossing the street.

Protesters sat in the middle of the street and sit down right on the pedestrian crossing lines, as seen on minute 4:24 of the Midtown Manhattan Patch video.

Grijalva, a first-generation American, has been an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump. He boycottedTrump’s January inauguration.

View image on TwitterView image on Twitter

Update: Raúl was taken into custody in front of Trump Tower for civil disobedience along with Rep. Gutierrez and Rep. Espaillat.

Check back for additional information as this story develops.

24 Comments on "Rep. Grijalva Arrested Protesting Outside Of Trump Tower"

  1. Deport him.

    • Devina(google it) | September 22, 2017 at 4:35 pm |

      Lets deport you. There’s no space for people in this country who are ignorant enough to suggest the deportation of an ALL AMERICAN leader who fearlessly stands up for the rights of ALL the people of this country.

      • devina, let us know WHO that ALL AMERICAN leader is. It sure is not the turd, or just about anybody from his ‘party’. I live in his district and only hear from him when the elctions are coming up. What has he done for the area, state or nation to make him a great embarrassment……….er leader? Not one ting I know of except to push for illegal migration, and open borders!

  2. Democratic Rep. Raúl Grijalva
    Not interested in helping the citizens on the USA.
    Just obstruct Trump at all cost. Even if his ideas are the will of the people,
    say no to everything.
    A Mexican McCain. Flush them both.

  3. The Oracle of Tucson | September 19, 2017 at 2:42 pm |

    It’s just a practice run for when the FBI raids his congressional office and sends him away.
    He’s the DON of the Graftjalva crime family. This was just a dry run for the real thing. He’ll probably file suit over his civil rights being infringed upon.
    A fine representative of the people.

    The Oracle




  7. Shame the fat pig didn’t get roughed up a little. That would have been justice. BTW Raul, who were your supporting with your protest? The citizens of Arizona and the country? Oh, sorry, Raul, it was the ILLEGALS wasn’t it who are a drain on the taxpayers in this country but you don’t care about the rule of law do you. Though not. Pig.

  8. Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy ! But I am sure he planned it all. Needs to be in the center of attention, so his illegal pals will see he is on their side besides he needs their votes. While his protesting pals languor in jail, He will be out pretty quick giving them all the raised fist as he departs. What a guy!

  9. Hey Raul, you are supposed to represent the CITIZENS of your district, not citizens of other countries.

  10. Working Man Blues | September 20, 2017 at 3:49 am |

    Talk about a real publicity stunt. And his Alt Left voting base in his arizona district liove it. That is the sad part. While Rome burns. Nero fiddles. In this case protesting in front of trump tower.. Raul’s DNA is hard wired for this stupid BS. And his legacy is on the board of the largest school district in tucson. Another fine example of a politician gone mad.

  11. What a piece of garbage he is. He really needs to resign and has proven that the left really doesn’t care about hard working Americans but only for those who are here illegally and breaking our laws. I just hope to god that Adelita isn’t the next congress person for that district. The people in that area deserve better than them

  12. So why was he not in Washington crafting legislation to replace the illegal DACA mandate? He is nothing but a publicity hound.

  13. Dwayne Wolfswinkle | September 20, 2017 at 6:12 am |

    He just makes you so proud to be from Arizona, NOT !!!

    “Que vergüenza”, for those in Scottsdale “What an embarrassment”.

  14. David Thompson | September 20, 2017 at 6:26 am |

    El Gordito why don’t you spend time in Washington working for those you represent.

    Did we pay for your trip to New York for this publicity stunt. I could not find a reason you needed to be in New York to do the business of the people of Arizona’s district 3.

  15. Hoi Polloi Boy | September 20, 2017 at 6:55 am |

    Congress should adopt a rule, three misdemeanor arrests and you’re out.

  16. Hope they keep him there. Come to think of it maybe they can keep John McCain as well.

  17. Richard Hernandez | September 20, 2017 at 8:32 am |

    First time I say good job! Stand by the things you believe in.

    I still will not vote for him but he has my earned my respect for doing what right.

    Let me ask all you ADI regulars imagine if BOS did what right and we jailed Huckleberry. How about taking LaWall and rest of those people who stole Rico funds.

    Sprinkle in others and oh yes I have a list, that would mean elected officials standing up for righteousness. Any odds on that happening?

    Yes Raul Grijalva today you finally did the right thing.

    Richard Hernandez

  18. You mean being ARRESTED is the right thing? he could come here and stand in the street and be run over and that would also be the right thing. Too bad you just dont understand what is wrong at all levels, and you wanted to be elected to office! Oh well, its a wonder he hasnt retired due to health so that his princess can be sent in to replace him, the same way he got there in the 1st place!

  19. Chris Horquilla | September 20, 2017 at 10:55 am |

    And all of this on the taxpayers dime.

  20. What? No pictures of the NYPD slapping the cuffs on old “Ralph” Grijalva? I’m a bit disappointed.

  21. OOPS! I studied the picture further and “Ralph” was already cuffed. He’s barely recognizable in a suit and an extra 100 lbs.

Comments are closed.