575 arrested in women's protest against immigration policy at Senate building

Capitol Police push back media from filming protest arrests

Capitol Police push back media from filming protest arrests

The crowd was joined by a number of US Senators who oppose Trump's immigration policies, as well as other prominent people, among them as the actress Susan Sarandon.

One woman who did not give her name told Breitbart News that she took part in the protest because she was "worried that democracy was dying".

Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington state tweeted Thursday that she was proud to be arrested to protest the policy that has separated families at the southern border.

The protesters chanted "Abolish ICE" and "We care" - a jab at Melania Trump for wearing a jacket with the words "I really don't care, do u?" painted on its back as she visited one of the immigrant detention centers.

After Donald Trump announced his zero-tolerance policy on illegal border crossing in April, around 2,300 children were separated from their families.

Trump urges immediate deportation of undocumented migrants
Leonard Lance, R-7th Dist., and Brendan Boyle, D-Pa., to propose legislation requiring the administration to reunite the families. Social media were buzzing with fallout Sunday from Sarah Huckabee Sanders' unceremonious eviction from a Virginia restaurant.

The demonstrators were taken into custody by Capitol Police.

After repeated calls from the police demanding that they leave the premises or face arrest, officers were forced to move in, detaining at least 575 activists for "unlawful demonstration", AP reported.

Winnie Wong, political adviser for the Women's March, said the crowd's fervor would translate into "the energy we will need to see to at the ballot box in November", when congressional control will be at stake. So did the Democrats Kirsten Gillibrand of NY and Edward Markey of MA.

They wore shirts with slogans calling for the abolition of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency responsible for deportations, as well as stopping cybercrime, counterfeit merchandise, criminal gangs and child sex predators.

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