Actress and activist Susan Sarandon was among the 575 people arrested Thursday during a sit-in demonstration in Washington, D.C. to protest President Donald Trump’s zero-tolerance immigration policy.
“Arrested. Stay strong. Keep fighting. #WomenDisobey,” Sarandon tweeted shortly after 3 p.m. ET, when the protesters were being rounded up by police.
Arrested. Stay strong. Keep fighting. #WomenDisobey
— Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) June 28, 2018
The 575 protesters were arrested and taken out of the Hart Senate Office Building following a mass demonstration that, reported The Washington Post. Along with calling for an end to migrant family detentions, protesters also called for the abolishment of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE).
They were charged with unlawfully demonstrating, a misdemeanor, reported the Post.
A photo of Sarandon’s arrest appears in a tweet here:
Susan Sarandon was arrested with other #WomenDisobey protesters in Washington, D.C. while calling for an end to the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy at the U.S.-Mexico border. pic.twitter.com/iV88HEhCD5
— AJ+ (@ajplus) June 28, 2018
The protest, which began at the Freedom Plaza, was organized by a number of different groups, including Casa de Maryland, an immigrant advocacy organization, and the Women’s March. The Post reported that Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) was also among those who were in arrested in the protest.
Hours after her arrest, Sarandon shared a photo of the protest on her Instagram account, writing: “Powerful, beautiful action with hundreds of women saying we demand the reunification of families separated by immoral ICE policy. This is what Democracy looks like. #WomenDisobey.”