Congressional Black Caucus Chair Arrested For Protesting On Capitol Hill

Congressional Black Caucus Chair Arrested For Protesting On Capitol Hill


Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH), who is chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, was arrested Thursday on Capitol Hill for participating in a protest calling on the Senate to end the filibuster and pass Democrat-backed voting rights bills.

Beatty led the protest in the Hart Senate Office Building, according to Politico.

“We will not be turned around. We will keep walking. We will fight for freedom. We will fight for our right to vote!” Beatty tweeted.

We will not be turned around. We will keep walking. We will fight for freedom. We will fight for our right to vote! pic.twitter.com/uyJHXEy8Y0

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— Joyce Beatty (@RepBeatty) July 15, 2021

Footage depicts Beatty and the activists chanting.

WATCH:

Activists escorted into Hart by @RepBeatty chant “end the filibuster!” pic.twitter.com/1AedJth37d

— Haley Talbot (@haleytalbotnbc) July 15, 2021

Another tweet showed Beatty being arrested.

Let the people vote. Fight for justice. pic.twitter.com/JnEUPl9KJW

— Joyce Beatty (@RepBeatty) July 15, 2021

“The group of around 20 people spent about 20 minutes in the building before Capitol Police delivered several

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