State Rep. Elizabeth Malia was arrested and briefly detained by police. Malia was one of several people arrested at an eviction protest, according to the Boston Herald.
The representative was processed and paid $40 bail. Five other people were arrested at the protest, which tried to block the eviction of a 61-year old resident from her home.
“I didn’t know of anything else that could be done—I really didn’t,” she said to the Herald after her arrest.
Malia has sponsored legislation that would allow Boston to mediate between lenders and homeowners struggling to pay their mortgage. That bill was filed in January 2011 and has been languishing in committee since then.