Six gay activists were arrested Tuesday outside the White House protesting “don't ask, don't tell,” the 1993 law that bans gay troops from serving openly.

The activists were arrested by Park Police after they handcuffed themselves to the White House fence in protest of the policy which bans gay and lesbian service members from revealing their sexual orientation at the risk of being fired.

Among the arrested were Lt. Dan Choi and Capt. Jim Pietrangelo. The two men were arrested last month for staging a similar protest. Both have pleaded not guilty to a charge of failure to obey an officer in DC's criminal court. A hearing for that arrest is scheduled for April 26.

“We are handcuffing ourselves to the White House gates once again to demand that President Obama show leadership on repealing 'don't ask, don't tell'. If the president were serious about keeping his promise to repeal this year, he would put the repeal language in his Defense Authorization budget,” Choi said in a statement.

Also arrested were Petty Officer Larry Whitt, Cadet Mara Boyd, Airman Victor Price and Petty Officer Autumn Sandeen.

The crowd chanted “shame” as the six activists were hauled away.

The action was organized by GetEqual, the nascent gay rights group led by lesbian activist Robin McGehee. The group is also behind a Monday “don't ask” action that interrupted President Obama as he spoke at a fundraiser in California for fellow Democrat Senator Barbara Boxer.

According to GetEqual, the six activists will spend the night in jail and will be arraigned Wednesday afternoon in DC Superior Court.