Wife of Seattle mayor arrested at immigration protest

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The wife of Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn was among at least 30 women protesters were arrested Thursday during an immigration protest at the Washington State Republican Party headquarters in Bellevue.

Earlier, protesters were in downtown Bellevue east of Interstate 405 before heading to the Republican headquarters at 11811 NE 1st St. shortly after 11 a.m.

McGinn's wife, Peg Lynch, was put into a police car about two hours after her husband conceded his re-election bid. Click here to watch part of McGinn's concession speech.

"I’m proud of her," McGinn said in a statement. "This is her choice and I stand behind her."

The event was one of 10 coordinated actions taking place across the country in key Republican House member districts, the group One America said in a statement. Before the arrests happened, a group of more than 150 women and families gathered in downtown Bellevue to demand that Republicans take action and pass comprehensive immigration reform this year.

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