Senator Kyrsten Sinema responds to weekend activist incident at Arizona State University – ABC15 Arizona

PHOENIX — Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema said an incident involving a community activist group over the weekend was “unacceptable.”

“Yesterday, several individuals disrupted my class at Arizona State University. After deceptively entering a locked, secure building, these individuals filmed and publicly posted videos of my students without their permission — including footage taken of both my students and I using a restroom,” Sen. Sinema said in a press release Monday morning. 

Living United for Change in Arizona (LUCHA) posted video on Twitter Sunday morning, showing group activists following Sinema and others into an ASU restroom.

LUCHA posted again saying, “We wouldn’t have to resort to confronting (Sinema) around [Phoenix] if she took meetings with the communities that elected her. She’s been completely inaccessible. We’re sick of the political games, stop playing with our lives.”

Sinema said, “The activist group that engaged in yesterday’s behavior is one that both my team and I have met with several times since I was elected to the Senate, and I will continue engaging with Arizonans with diverse viewpoints to help inform my work for Arizona. Yesterday’s behavior was not legitimate protest. It is unacceptable for activist organizations to instruct their members to jeopardize themselves by engaging in unlawful activities such as gaining entry to closed university buildings, disrupting learning environments, and filming students in a restroom.”

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