Susan Sarandon was one of the roughly 575 people arrested during a Capitol Hill protest of President Trump's immigration policies and family separations at the southern border on Thursday. The group, including Rep. Pramila Jayapal, a Democrat from Washington state, were charged with unlawfully demonstrating.
Sarandon tweeted from the rally, where she and other women carried banners that said, "We demand ... end all detention camps." They also declared, "We care," in response tolast week.
The protest signed an executive order last week ending family separations, but up some 2,000 children remained separated. A federal judge has ordered that families separated at the border be reunited within 30 days.of the Hart Senate Office Building. According to U.S. Capitol Police, the individuals were processed on the scene and released. The demonstrators were there to protest the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" policy that treats all illegal border crossings as criminal offenses. Mr. Trump
Sarandon tweeted, "Arrested. Stay strong. Keep fighting. #WomenDisobey,"
Sarandon has a long history of political activism. Earlier in June, she. The march was one of several taking place around the country to protest gun violence and urge lawmakers to pass gun restrictions, AP reported.
In spite of her outspokenness against Mr. Trump's policies, theby liberals for saying in 2016 that she was more scared of Hillary Clinton's "hawkishness" than of Mr. Trump's platform of "building a wall." She was an outspoken supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders in the presidential election.