Rep. Jayapal arrested at Washington D.C. immigration protest

Charlene Craig
June 30, 2018

On Thursday, Capitol Police arrested almost 600 people as they demonstrated inside a Senate office building.

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

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".

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The protest began in the streets of DC before moving to the Hart building, one of three Senate office buildings. Gillibrand said, adding the protests were an "amazing" act of defiance against the Trump administration.

"People across my state of NY, all across the country are furious with this administration's policy to separate children from their parents", Sen.

After Donald Trump announced his zero-tolerance policy on illegal border crossing in April, around 2,300 children were separated from their families. Elizabeth Warren of MA joined in solidarity with the protesters.

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Among those arrested in the senate building were Pramila Jayapal, a Democratic member of Congress representing Seattle.

Police say those who were arrested were processed on the scene and released.

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.

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And dozens of protesters shut down a government meeting in MI in protest against a contract with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) agency to house detainees at a local jail.

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