Capitol Police Arrest Nearly 600 People Including Democrat Lawmaker at Immigration Protest (VIDEO)
Nearly 600 people were arrested by the Capitol Police Thursday, including Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), at an immigration protest at the Hart Senate Building.
This time the angry lefty women traded in their pussy hats for foil.
Protesters wrapped themselves in foil to imitate the foil blankets migrant children slept in at detention centers during the Obama years:
The Associated Press reported:
Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) among the 575 people who were arrested at a Senate office building while protesting the Trump administration’s policy on illegal border crossings and call for the reunification of families who had been separated.
In a statement released by U.S. Capitol Police, law enforcement officials said the protesters were “unlawfully demonstrating.” They are being charged with crowding, obstructing or incommoding.
Police say those who were arrested were processed on the scene and released. Individuals who want to pay their fines can do so 24 hours after their arrest.
Many protesters in the atrium of the Hart Senate Office Building wore foil blankets similar to those given to migrants housed at U.S. detention facilities.
Hundreds were protesting the Hart Senate Office building, screaming “Abolish ICE!”.
Hundreds were protesting outside the Hart Senate Office Building for the abolishment of @ICEgov in the wake of @realDonaldTrump‘s zero-tolerance #immigration policy; over 600 people have been arrested. We have the full story tonight at 5pm on @arizonapbs. pic.twitter.com/2GjjK8Q2Fg
— Cronkite News (@cronkitenews) June 28, 2018
Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) says she is proud to have been arrested today with the other hundreds of women:
I was just arrested with 500+ women and @WomensMarch to say @RealDonaldTrump’s cruel zero-tolerance policy will not continue. Not in our country. Not in our name.
June 30 we’re putting ourselves in the street again.
— Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@RepJayapal) June 28, 2018
Video of female protester being arrested by Capitol Police and other chaos:
Demonstrators, joined by some Democratic lawmakers, crowded the central lobby of the Hart Senate Office Building to protest Pres. Trump’s immigration polices. Nearly 600 were charged by Capitol Police. https://t.co/OQO301FUSj pic.twitter.com/5VKRDnEyKG
— ABC News (@ABC) June 28, 2018