"In the spirit of my dear friend and mentor – the late Congressman John Lewis – I was getting in #good trouble," Johnson announced in a tweet to which he added a video of himself in handcuffs.
The 66-year-old Georgia congressman was enclosed by other demonstrators detained by Capitol police who chanted, "Whose street? Our street. Whose house? Our house."
Johnson gave a lecture at the voting rights rally in front of the Supreme Court, where he was followed by other members of the Congressional Black Caucus including Democratic Reps. Jamaal Bowman of New York, Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri, Troy Carter of Louisiana, Jackson Lee of Texas, and Al Green of Texas.
The collection of protestors then walked over to the Senate office building to protest in front of the entrance while shouting, "This is what democracy looks like."
Capitol Police told Fox News they arrested 10 individuals for "unlawfully demonstrating outside of the Hart Senate Office Building."
Johnson’s office explained that the congressman was arrested with a "group of Black male voting rights activists protesting against Senate inaction on voting rights legislation and filibuster reform.
"It was also in response to voter suppression bills and laws throughout the county, including Georgia, that target students, the elderly, and people of color," his office explained.
“In the spirit of his dear friend and mentor — the late Congressman John Lewis — Rep. Johnson was getting in ‘good trouble’ fighting for and protecting civil and voting rights for all Americans,” the official added.
All individuals were charged with "Crowding, Obstructing, or Incommoding."
Johnson is now the second Democratic House member to be arrested this month, after the arrest of Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, on Jul 15.
Beatty was taken into custody with eight different demonstrators over "illegal demonstration activity" in front of the Hart Senate building.
"I stand in solidarity with Black women and allies across the country in defense of our constitutional right to vote," Beatty announced in a statement. "We have come too far and fought too hard to see everything systematically dismantled and restricted by those who wish to silence us."
House Democrats and civil rights activists have asked the Senate to pass the "For the People Act" and the "John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act" to counter what they claim are targeted attacks against minority voters by the Republican Party.
Republicans say their opposition to the federal legislation and their applications on voting bills in the states are an effort to stop voter fraud.