Capitol Police arrested almost 600 Women's March protesters who filled the atrium of the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill today in opposition to the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" border enforcement policies. Gillibrand said, adding the protests were an "amazing" act of defiance against the Trump administration.
Protesters loudly chanted "What do we want?"
Trump and Congress have struggled to resolve a crisis that has seen more than 2,000 children separated from their migrant parents since the administration announced a "zero-tolerance" border policy in early May.
Demonstrators in opposition to the immigration policies of the Trump administration rally at the Hart Senate office building. ICE, of course, refers to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. Trump signed an executive order last week halting the separations.
The crowd then marched down to the federal premises, where they occupied the atrium and several floors, chanting "we care" and "where are the children?" in reference to minors separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border. Elizabeth Warren of MA joined in solidarity with the protesters. Kirsten Gillibrand of NY, and Sen.
In a written statement, the Capitol police said around 575 people were charged with unlawfully demonstrating inside the office building. Eight people also were arrested outside an Ice building in Portland, Oregon, that has been closed because of a round-the-clock demonstration.