Hundreds of women staged a sit-in in the Senate’s Hart Office building in protest of family separation and detention. The sit-in followed a morning of protests and marching in DC starting at the Freedom Plaza to the Department of Justice to Congress. A statement released from the Capitol Police report 575 of the protestors were charged with unlawfully demonstrating in the atrium of the Hart Senate Building. ___ Yesterday’s march organizer, Linda Sarsour, is the co-chair of the Women’s March. She asked protesters last week if they were ready to risk arrest. Sarsour said: - “Civil disobedience is a strategic intentional tactic. We have to be helpful to the people we claim to fight with and for.” ___ Some lawmakers including Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) came in support of the protests. ___ The activists intended to put pressure on the government to speed up the family reunification process and to stop jailing immigrants.
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