Protesters reportedly pushed through a Maryland Republican’s office door and assaulted the congressman, per the Capitol Police.
Demonstrators pushed through office door of Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD), according to a series of tweets from Huffington Post reporter Jennifer Bendery. Fox News reporter Chad Pergram tweeted that two female protesters “from the pro-cannabis legalization group the ‘Dank City Growers’ got into a scuffle” with Harris.
They were also smoking marijuana, according to the police Bendery spoke to.
Harris was attempting to hold his door closed when demonstrators burst through and began assaulting him. No injuries were reported from the incident.
Here, one of the protesters can be seen smoking a marijuana cigarette as Capitol Police arrest her
Harris has been labeled an anti-pot lawmaker by Rolling Stone and pro-legalization forces have been targeting Harris for some time now. In the Maryland gubernatorial race, Democrat Ben Jealous “made a strong public call for legalizing marijuana” in April, just a few weeks before the Democratic primary.