Susan Sarandon was one of the hundreds of women who staged a sit-in protest inside a Senate office at the U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday. The famous actress was also one of the hundreds of women who were arrested and charged with a crime.
Sarandon and the other anti-Trump activists were protesting President Donald Trump’s tough illegal immigration policies. The protesters demanded an end to all immigration detention centers.
Some protesters also demanded that Immigrations Customs and Enforcement (ICE) be “abolished.”
“Arrested. Stay strong. Keep fighting,” Sarandon tweeted.
The police apparently didn't care she was a famous actress as she was charged with unlawfully demonstrating.
“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,” the actress wrote in another tweet.
Sarandon must have missed the memo that President Trump has already signed an executive order intended to prevent illegal immigrant families from being separated at the border. Trump’s administration has also helped reunite more than 500 immigrant families after Democrats refused to work with Republicans to pass immigration reform.
President Trump recently blasted the extremist protesters in a series of tweets, vowing to fight the “anarchy” that they are advocating for during the protests.
“In recent days we have heard shameless attacks on our courageous law enforcement officers. Extremist Democrat politicians have called for the complete elimination of ICE,” Trump tweeted. “Leftwing Activists are trying to block ICE officers from doing their jobs and publicly posting their … home addresses – putting these selfless public servants in harm’s way. These radical protesters want ANARCHY – but the only response they will find from our government is LAW AND ORDER!”
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