Celebrity News June 29, 2018
Susan Sarandon Arrested in D.C.
Actress Susan Sarandon was arrested in Washington, D.C., Thursday.
The star was on Capitol Hill to protest President Trump's immigration policy and demand migrant families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border be reunified.
Arrested. Stay strong. Keep fighting. #WomenDisobey@SusanSarandon
People magazine reports Sarandon was among hundreds who participated in the protest organized by the Women's March and the Center for Popular Democracy.
The activists gathered for a sit-in at the Hart Senate Building, where they wrapped themselves in foil blankets as a reminder of the children held in detention centers.
Powerful, beautiful action with hundreds of women saying we demand the reunification of families separated by immoral ICE policy. This is what Democracy looks like. #WomenDisobey https://t.co/NDHDISPTPD pic.twitter.com/szBOJ43D6y@SusanSarandon
After sharing her experience on Twitter, she later told followers, “Arrested. Stay Strong. Keep fighting. #WomenDisobey.”
The Women's March account also tweeted, “630 women in foil blankets are being arrested in Hart Office building now as they chant 'Abolish ICE' and demand an end to family detention. #WOMENDISOBEY.”
630 women in foil blankets are being arrested in Hart Office building now as they chant “Abolish ICE” and demand an end to family detention. #WOMENDISOBEY pic.twitter.com/k3J1lmqIPA@womensmarch
The Capitol Police Department has not commented on the arrests.