Politics & Government

March 20, 2010

Tea party protesters scream 'nigger' at black congressman

Tea party demonstrators outside the U.S. Capitol screamed "nigger" at U.S. Rep. John Lewis and other black members of Congress on Saturday. Lawmakers said Lewis and several other members were confronted as they were walking to the Capitol to vote. Protesters also hurled insults at U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, who is openly gay. One person was reportedly arrested.

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