Democrat Joyce Beatty Arrested by Capitol Police After Leading Protest in Hart Senate Building

Democrat Joyce Beatty Arrested by Capitol Police After Leading Protest in Hart Senate Building


Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH), along with others, was arrested in the Hart Senate Office Building by Capitol Police on Thursday after she led a protest into the building.

Politico reporter Nicholas Wu shared a photo to social media of Beatty’s hands being zip-tied together by Capitol Police officers shortly after a video of Beatty was shared to Twitter showing her standing alongside other activists chanting, “end the filibuster!”

Rep. Beatty is being zip tied as USCP starts to make arrests pic.twitter.com/8LFEabAXFy

— Nicholas Wu (@nicholaswu12) July 15, 2021

Moments before the protest took place inside the Hart Senate Office Building, Beatty, who serves as head of the Congressional Black Caucus, shared photos to her social media accounts claiming she and others would be “marching to the Senate to send a strong message” about voting rights for black women.

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“Black women are demanding OUR right to vote,” she wrote in

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