"There are 400,000 people who have signed up, people who are going to be wearing white at rallies across the country". Kirsten Gillibrand of NY, and Sen. Protesters will march in a circle around the Department of Justice building before dispersing.
"It was very important that women, as the people that have been leading the resistance to the Trump regime, take a bold action of escalation of pressure together", she said.
Daily images are still emerging of distraught immigrant children separated from parents and not yet reunited, despite an executive order last week ending the policy of summarily tearing families apart and arresting the adults after anyone is caught crossing the border illegally. The end goal is to change the way immigrant families are treated in the years to come.
"What the administration is doing right now is morally wrong, it is inhumane and it has to stop", Gillibrand said.
Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) was arrested at a rally to protest the conditions migrant families and children are being kept in under President Donald Trump's immigration policy. As they passed by the Trump International Hotel, the protesters yelled "Shame" and "Where are the children?".
"I have two kids and as a white mother, there is nearly no circumstance that they would be taken away from me - ever, " said Victoria Farris, who slept Wednesday night in All Souls Church after participating in civil disobedience training.
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She is calling for more people to join on June 30 when a nationwide event is planned.
Capitol Police showed up at the Hart building shortly after the sit-in began, and proceeded to arrest and process demonstrators in groups of 25.
"I met with all 174 of the women that were there, and it was absolutely heartbreaking to hear their stories, to hear about how their children had been taken away". They were charged with unlawfully demonstrating, a misdemeanor.
"I sought it out", Elly Brinkley, who arrived from NY earlier this week, said Thursday.
Organizers are asking attendees to wear white as a symbol of unity and solidarity. Overflow space will be cordoned off along 16th Street NW and in Farragut Square, where organizers will set up large screens. "I don't think it's just part of the "resistance" energy we've seen since the election", Morales Rocketto said. "That, to me, feels really, really significant".