Hundreds of Women Arrested on Capitol Hill for Protesting Immigration Policy

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Posted: Jun 28, 2018 5:00 PM
Hundreds of Women Arrested on Capitol Hill for Protesting Immigration Policy

Hundreds of women have descended on Capitol Hill to protest the Trump administration's zero tolerance immigration policy which separates illegal immigrant families at the border. The president has signed an executive order to keep families intact after widespread opposition, but his action does not reunite children already separated from their parents.

The protesters taking part in the "Women Disobey" demonstration, which was organized by the Women's March, blocked D.C. streets near the Department of Justice headquarters. Some carried signs that read, "Love is Power," "We Will Tear Down Your Walls," and "ICE Detains Humans."

Actress Susan Sarandon made an appearance.

Then, the marchers made their way to congressional buildings on Capitol Hill, risking arrest in the process. The crowd started chanting, "We care!," referring to first lady Melania Trump's wardrobe choice in Texas last week.

It wasn't just the nation's capital. Protesters rallied in all 50 states against the family detention policy.

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In conjunction with the protests, some progressive activists and Democratic lawmakers have called for the dismantling of ICE.