Police close Nunes district office as protesters rally outside

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Local police closed down the district office of Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) on Tuesday evening as protesters began to gather outside the building, according to The Fresno Bee

The Bee reported that Nunes office workers called the police and locked the office doors in response to the several dozen protesters. They also kicked out multiple constituents and members of the media who were trying to get into the office.

Nunes’s Democratic opponent Andrew Janz posted a video on Twitter saying people working for Nunes said he was “trespassing” when he tried to meet with the congressman. 


“Several members of the media were here to try to get an interview with Devin Nunes,” Janz said, filming from outside of the Sentinel building where Nunes’s office is. “And they were refused entry and told to leave. I tried to go in and tried to request a meeting as well. We were told to leave so I left.” 

“On the way out, she [Nunes staffer] was calling the police I guess, saying we were trespassing,” Janz continued. “This is public property here, this is a taxpayer paid-for office.” 

Local police Cpl. Max Garces told the Bee the law is unclear in this instance, because Nunes’s public office is in the same building as private businesses.

Nunes’s constituents have been gathering to protest outside of this office every Tuesday evening for months, according to a previous report from the Bee. They claim Nunes rarely goes to this office as he spends most of his time in Washington, D.C. 

“This is about not paying attention to his constituents,” one protester told the Bee. “That’s really the crux of it. Is he our representative or is he not?”

“I’ve been there for 20 years, and I’ve never seen the man,” a woman who works in the building told the Bee. “It’s just a satellite office. Somebody comes and picks up his mail. He isn’t here.”

The protesters on Tuesday said they were there to rally for Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. 

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