A group of Catholics, wearing photos of migrant children who died in U.S. custody, was arrested Thursday as they protested the Trump administration’s immigration policy.
Francisan Action Network, a Catholic human rights group, planned the protest calling the border facility conditions a human rights violation and “contrary to religious teachings.”
Photos shared by the religious groups show hundreds of participants demonstrated inside the Russell Senate Office Building.
“Images of children kept in deplorable and unsanitary conditions, without access to showers for weeks, and sleeping on concrete floors without blankets, and being detained incommunicado have compelled us to stand in solidarity and say, ‘not in our name!'” said Sister Áine O’Connor, a protestor arrested Thursday, in a statement.
U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman Eva Malecki said 70 individuals were arrested for “unlawfully demonstrating in the rotunda of the Russell Senate Office Building.”….