On Friday, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., was detained by police during a protest near the Detroit airport. Initial reports that she was arrested were incorrect – she was only briefly detained by police.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib was in Detroit to take part in airline catering employee protest for higher wages that went too far.
Fox News reported that there were photos posted on social media showed Tlaib, 43, sitting in the road outside the airport’s Delta terminal, along with eight other protesters – while a larger group of protesters demonstrated on the sidewalk nearby.
Many protesters held signs reading, “One Job Should Be Enough,” as the group called for better wages health coverage.
Initial reports said that Rep. Tlaib was arrested in the matter, but a union official later said Tlaib was only briefly detained.
Rep. Tlaib, a first-term congresswoman from Detroit who has been in office since January 2019, later posted a Twitter message about the incident, claiming that other protesters had been arrested.
It was not Tlaib’s first encounter with law enforcement. Back in July, video surfaced on social media of a 2016 incident, in which Tlaib – prior to running for Congress – is dragged out of a Detroit event featuring then-presidential candidate Donald Trump.