Susan Sarandon says she was arrested while protesting Trump's immigration policy

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren cheers on demonstrators calling for

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren cheers on demonstrators calling for"an end to family detention and in opposition to the immigration policies of the Trump administration as they are arrested by U.S. Capitol Police at the Hart Senate Office Building

Susan Sarandon continues to be the badass we know and love her to be.

Susan Sarandon revealed on Twitter on Thursday that she was arrested on Capitol Hill while protesting the Trump administration's immigration policies.

She was among more than 600 women who protested at the Senate Hart Building in Washington, D.C., sitting around Alexander Calder's "Mountains and Clouds" sculpture.

There were chants of "What do we want?"

About 630 women were arrested during the rally, led by organisers of the Women's March, including Representative Pramila Jayapal (Democrat - Washington state). According to U.S. Capitol Police, the individuals were processed on the scene and released.

The actress joined hundreds of women in the protest, which was organized by the Women's March and the Center for Popular Democracy. "#WomenDisobey", Sarandon tweeted at the time of her arrest, before going on to praise the efforts made at the rally.

The main demand of the participants of the action - to stop the practice of separating children of illegal immigrants with their parents, which was used by the USA authorities from mid-April to mid-June.

Susan Sarandon was arrested earlier this week. "Arrested. Stay strong. Keep fighting", the Hollywood star wrote as the arrests took place.

Sarandon has been a controversial political figure since she suggested during the 2016 presidential race that Americans vote for a third-party candidate. "Free families!' and 'This is what democracy looks like" from the crowd inside the building.

"I think we're seeing an wonderful revolution happening", she told People in May 2017.

In an interview past year, Sarandon claimed that she was, in fact, happy that Donald Trump had become America's president because his ascendancy had led to a wider awakening.

Thursday's protest against Trump's immigration policy was one of many in the last few weeks.

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