Activists storm Speaker McCarthy's office on Capitol Hill

The activists who were arrested by the police staged a sit-in over funding for an HIV program.

A group of activists stormed Kevin McCarthy’s office on Capitol Hill on Monday. They staged a sit-in protest demanding he fund a program to fight HIV.

In several videos, at least three activists, two men and one woman, can be seen gathered together while chanting and arguing with Capitol staff who were trying to get them to leave. According to The Hill, Capitol Police arrested several of these activists involved in the protest at Republican McCarthy's office.

The activists were members of the organizations Housing Works and Health GAP. According to these organizations, seven activists were arrested including CEO Charles King. Both groups are calling on McCarthy to pass the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, known as PEPFAR.

According to The Hill, the PEPFAR program will expire on September 30 if it isn't reauthorized