Democrat Rep. Joyce Beatty along with a group of protesters stormed the Hart Senate Building on Thursday chanting “end the filibuster!”
Congresswoman Beatty, who is the head of the Congressional Black Caucus, was arrested by the Capitol Police.
Rep. Joyce Beatty, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, is arrested after participating in a small voting rights protest that culminated in a march around the Senate Hart Office Building Atrium. pic.twitter.com/PYcA1wllkk
— Morgan Rimmer (@morgan_rimmer) July 15, 2021
Beatty was zip tied by the police.
Rep. Joyce Beatty among those arrested protesting for voter rights in the Senate Hart building atrium. pic.twitter.com/5PXYijNCEz
— Casey J. Wooten (@Casey_J_Wooten) July 15, 2021
Earlier Thursday, Rep. Beatty said she was protesting to protect voting rights for black women.
It is unclear how “voting rights” for black women is in danger.
“This afternoon, nine people were arrested for demonstrating in a prohibited area on Capitol