Actress Susan Sarandon was among hundreds of women that were arrested on Thursday for a sit-in protest they staged at the Washington D.C. Hart Senate building in protest of President Trump’s racist immigration policies.
Sarandon shared the news via Twitter:
Arrested. Stay strong. Keep fighting. #WomenDisobey
— Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) June 28, 2018
Susan Sarandon’s representative, Teal Cannaday, spoke about the arrest along with a statement from Sarandon given on Friday to USA Today.
“I was moved by the passionate, committed response to ending the separation of families seeking asylum and the incarceration of children,” Susan Sarandon’s statement said. “This is a moral, not political question and I’m proud to have stood with the hundreds of women to say that we do not accept this. Unite families and abolish ICE.”
Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and over 500 other protesters also got arrested during the heroic #WomenDisobey march.
Those crowds, which were mostly women, were put together by the Women’s March to stand up to Trump’s evil racist “zero tolerance” immigration policy which resulted in the terrifying separation of thousands of innocent migrant children from their families.
Donald Trump signed an overdue executive order earlier in the month to stop the practice, however, protests against the worst president ever and ICE continue to spread across America since several hundred migrant families have yet to be reunited and the racist “zero tolerance” prosecution of immigrants continues.
Bigger “Families Belong Together” marches have been planned for Saturday in Washington D.C. as well as all 50 states.