Actress Susan Sarandon claims that she was one of around 600 women arrested at a sit-in protest in support of migrants at a US Senate building.
Police have confirmed that 575 women were arrested after protesting Donald Trump’s zero-tolerance immigration policy inside an office at the Department of Justice, Washington.
The organisers of the event, the Women’s March and the Center for Popular Democracy, donned foil blankets during the protest in reference to those worn by children who have been separated from their parents at the Mexico border.
Sarandon, who tweeted live updates from the event, joined in chants of “we care” in reference to First Lady Melania Trump’s bizarre decision to wear a jacket scribed with the words “I really don’t care do u?”. On top of that, the female protesters chanted: “What do we want? Free families!” and “This is what democracy looks like”.
All women involved were arrested and then released by police.
This is the second time Sarandon has had a run-in with the authorities. In 1999 the actress was arrested for protesting against a police shooting of an unarmed African American teenager in New York.
More protests against’s Trump are planned for Sunday, June 31st.
Arrested. Stay strong. Keep fighting. #WomenDisobey
— Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) June 28, 2018
— Leah Boudreaux (@msboudy) June 28, 2018
Right now in the Hart Senate Office Building. pic.twitter.com/jPE9U82Akz
— Dana Milbank (@Milbank) June 28, 2018
— irene (@irene_koo) June 28, 2018