Published: Sat, June 30, 2018
Global Media | By Derrick Guzman

Women’s March Calls for Abolishing Border Security at D.C. Protest

Women’s March Calls for Abolishing Border Security at D.C. Protest

Capitol Police arrested almost 600 people, who engaged in protests with several Democrat lawmakers.

Democratic lawmaker Pramila Jayapal said she was among those arrested "who took over the center of the Hart Senate Building protesting the inhumane and cruel zero-tolerance policy of Donald Trump and this administration".

Nevertheless, chanting "We Care" and "Abolish ICE", the protesters demanded Congress act to end Trump's policies regarding unlawful border crossings.

Participants were organized by the far-left Women's March, whose radical leaders are active proponents of open borders.

Congresswoman Jayapal tweeted a video of the protest with the caption, "Today's action is a mass protest, risking arrest, by powerful women, and I'm proud to be a part of it". President Donald Trump signed an executive order to stop separations, but the reunification process has proved to be complicated.

The Democratic senator Jeff Merkley of OR, who was one of the first to draw attention to children being held in detention camps along the border after being separated from their parents, appeared before the crowd.

With the zero tolerance policy now in tatters, the women are turning to an even bigger target, demanding the abolition of ICE and for the release of all illegal immigrants from detention. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) joined the women on the floor, linking her arms with theirs in solidarity.

Meanwhile, hundreds more people gathered at a rally outside a federal courthouse in Brownsville, Texas, in the Rio Grande valley.

They wore shirts with slogans calling for the abolition of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency responsible for deportations, as well as stopping cybercrime, counterfeit merchandise, criminal gangs and child sex predators.

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