Democratic Congressman Jamaal Bowman of New York drew praise Thursday for \u0022standing with the people\u0022 after being arrested outside the U.S. Capitol for taking part in a voting rights protest.\r\n\r\n\u0022Breaking News,\u0022 tweeted the Sunrise Movement. \u0022Fighting for voting rights is an arrestable action.\u0022\r\n\r\n\u0022Why is this the length [he] has to go?\u0022 the climate group added in a later tweet.\r\n\r\nBowman had \u0022joined a voting rights nonviolent direct action at the North Barricade of the U.S. Capitol Building and was arrested by the U.S. Capitol Police,\u0022 according to a statement from Marcus Frias, communications director for the congressman.\r\n\r\nThe Capitol Police said they made a total of 28 arrests after demonstrators blocked one side of the North Barricade just before noon.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThose arrested included protesters with the group Un-PAC who\u0026#039;d been on \u0022a hunger strike for democracy\u0022 and demanded Senate passage of the Freedom to Vote Act.\r\n\r\nBowman\u0026#039;s action drew support from fellow Congressional Progressive Caucus member Rep. Jesús \u0022Chuy\u0022 García (D-Ill.).\r\n\r\n\u0022I stand in solidarity with Rep. Bowman, who was arrested while fighting for the voting rights of millions,\u0022 tweeted García. \u0022In the tradition of the late Rep. John Lewis, Jamaal got himself into some good trouble.\u0022\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nBowman\u0026#039;s arrest came a day after he joined for several hours a group of the hunger strikers outside the Senate as they engaged in an ongoing effort \u0022to save our democracy from restrictive voting laws that harm working Americans.\u0022\r\n\r\nSharing a photo of himself next to that group Wednesday, Bowman tweeted: \u0022Our democracy is on the line, and the Senate must act and pass voting rights immediately. We\u0026#039;re outside the Senate steps sounding the alarm.\u0022\r\n\r\nLater Wednesday, Democrats\u0026#039; voting rights megabill, the House-passed Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act, was blocked in the Senate after right-wing Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) joined with all the Republicans to reject a proposed change to the filibuster.