Rotunda of the Russell Senate Office Building (Architect of the Capitol official photo)

Nuns, Priests Protesting Migrant Child Treatment Among Those Arrested on Capitol Hill

Dozens of demonstrators from a Catholic coalition were arrested Thursday in the Russell Senate Office Building as they protested the conditions migrants are being held in at detention facilities abutting the U.S. southern border.

The protest was organized by several faith-based organizations, including Faith in Public Life, Faith in Action and Sisters of Mercy of the Americas. Catholic priests, nuns, and lay members converged on Capitol Hill to put pressure on Trump administration and lawmakers in Congress to end “the immoral and inhumane practice of detaining immigrant children.”

Protesters could be seen being restrained with zip tie handcuffs, before being led away to a police bus parked on Delaware Avenue Northeast, near the corner of Constitution Avenue Northeast.

Read more at Roll Call

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