Published: Sat, June 30, 2018
Global | By Enrique Rogers

Over 500 ICE Protesters Arrested Inside US CAPITOL — CAPITOL CHAOS

Over 500 ICE Protesters Arrested Inside US CAPITOL — CAPITOL CHAOS

Washington Rep. Pramila Jayapal was among almost 575 women arrested Thursday during a sit-in on Capitol Hill, as part of what organizers called a "mass act of disobedience" to show their frustration with the Trump administration's immigration policies.

She added that she was proud to have been arrested among hundreds of others who believed that "the USA is better and as a member of Congress I refuse to let this president and administration do what they are doing to children in my name".

A coalition of left-leaning activists, including groups that organized the massive women's marches the past two years, is helping to coordinate more than 600 demonstrations across the country. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

Protesters are calling for the abolition of ICE, which enforces the controversial zero-tolerance policy that has led to separation of over 2,000 children.

She and other protesters were charged with unlawful demonstration, a charge that includes crowding or obstructing others in a public place.

Demonstrators calling for "an end to family detention" and in opposition to the immigration policies of the Trump administration rally at the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 28.

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And they understand that this is far beyond politics. Protesters were processed on site and released, according to a statement from Capitol Police. "Not in our name", she said on Twitter.

Trump's critics have blasted the executive order he signed allowing children to stay with their detained parents, saying incarceration of an entire family is also wrong. Trump reversed that policy last week, through protest organizers said they plan to go on with the events nationwide in a unified rebuke of the administration's treatment of immigrants.

The group marched to the Justice Department and then on toward the Hart Senate Office Building, singing hymns and protest chants in both English and Spanish along the way.

President Trump is spending the weekend at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J., and won't be home during the protest.

Larger protests are being planned for Saturday in Washington, D.C., and cities around the country under the banner of #FamiliesBelongTogether.

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