70 Catholics Arrested in Capitol Hill Protest of Trump’s Immigration Policies

20.07.2019 - Democracy Now!

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70 Catholics Arrested in Capitol Hill Protest of Trump’s Immigration Policies
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In Washington, D.C., Capitol Police arrested 70 Catholic nuns and clergy Thursday as they held a nonviolent sit-in protest inside the Russell Senate Office Building against the Trump administration’s inhumane treatment of immigrants and asylum seekers. More than a dozen protesters stood in a circle, holding the photographs of migrant children who have died in U.S. custody, and reciting their names.

The latest protests came as immigrant communities across the U.S. have prepared for reported ICE raids that were scheduled to begin last weekend but have largely not materialized.

 

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