The same feeling those protestors had where responsible for an upset win for a high ranking Democratic House member and a ‘suggestion’ by the House that Government stop its separation of family members at the border in the spotlight….
Other protests have sprung up against offices of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)….
More mass protests are scheduled to occur around the country….
Capitol Police arrested nearly 600 people Thursday after hundreds of loudly chanting women demonstrated inside a Senate office building against President Donald Trump’s treatment of migrant families. Among them were a Washington state congresswoman, the lawmaker said on Twitter.
The protests came as demonstrations occurred around the country over the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant families. They offered a glimpse of what might happen on Saturday when rallies are planned coast to coast.
Amid unrelenting daily images of distraught immigrant children separated from parents and herded into fenced enclosures, women sat on the floor of the Senate Hart Office building’s 90-foot-high atrium. Seated around Alexander Calder’s black metallic “Mountain and Clouds” sculpture, they shouted slogans and cheered for a handful of fist-pumping lawmakers — all Democrats — who waded into the crowd.
“What do we want? Free families!” and “This is what democracy looks like” were among their cries. The women sat in the Hart Office Building’s 90-foot high atrium.
Many wore foil blankets similar to those given to migrants housed at U.S. detention facilities….