Dozens of nuns and priests got arrested at the Capitol Hill during a peaceful protest against Trump’s ‘inhumane’ immigration policies.
In shocking images, several members of the clergy were seen getting taken away in zip-tie handcuffs for requesting Trump’s administration to stop “the immoral and inhumane practice of detaining immigrant children.”
Among the rally participants were 70 Catholic activists of which several decided to lay on the floor and make a human cross in respect of children who passed away while in detention at the southern border.
Following the assembly, all 70 Catholics got arrested due to “unlawfully demonstrating in the rotunda of the Russell Senate Office Building.”
“All were charged with D.C. Code 22-1307, Crowding, Obstructing, or Incommoding,” one officer said in a statement to Roll Call.
According to the Washington Post, the groups that participated in the protest included Sisters of Mercy and Faith in Action.
“We are here today because of our faith. The gospel compels us to act,” one of the protesters, Sister Ann Scholz, addressed the crowd before getting arrested.
“We are outraged at the horrific treatment of families and especially children. The inhumane treatment of children being done in our name must stop.”
Franciscan brother Walter Liss also spoke out in an interview with Roll Call and said:
“I just think that we can do better as a nation. I just don’t like what I’ve seen on TV the way that people are being treated and or scapegoated, you know, how people, especially people of color from other countries, are being blamed for all sorts of problems in society.”
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