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Hundreds arrested for protesting family separation on Capitol Hill

Protesters demonstrate inside the Hart Senate Office Building against family detentions. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images
Protesters demonstrate inside the Hart Senate Office Building against family detentions. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Hundreds of women activists marched from Washington D.C.'s Freedom Plaza to Capitol Hill Thursday, protesting President Trump’s “zero-tolerance” policy and demanding the abolishment of ICE.

What's happening: The protestors swarmed the main floor of the Hart Senate Office Building, wearing foil blankets and chanting, "abolish ICE!" and "where are the children?" U.S. Capitol Police arrested a few hundred of the protestors, including Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA). The arrests have reportedly been peaceful so far, and no one was handcuffed.