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Thu Jul 18, 2019, 10:56 PM

Capitol Police arrest 70 in immigration protests, including 90-year-old nun

Source: ABC News

Capitol Police arrested 70 people in the Senate office building Thursday, including a 90-year-old nun, as demonstrators gathered to protest the administration’s immigration policies.

The arrests came as tensions flared on Capitol Hill surrounding the immigration debate, including allegations of massive overcrowding and unsanitary conditions at U.S. Border Patrol facilities.

“The United States Capitol Police arrested 70 individuals for unlawfully demonstrating in the rotunda of the Russell Senate Office Building. All were charged with D.C. Code §22-1307, Crowding, Obstructing, or Incommoding,” USCP Communications Director Eva Malecki wrote in an email.

At the protest, Sister Pat Murphy, 90, a member of the Sisters of Mercy, who traveled to Washington, D.C., from Chicago, said she was one of those arrested.

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/capitol-police-arrest-70-immigration-protests-including-90/story?id=64414897&cid=clicksource_4380645_null_headlines_hed

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Reply Capitol Police arrest 70 in immigration protests, including 90-year-old nun (Original post)
groundloop Jul 18 OP
TomSlick Jul 18 #1
kimbutgar Jul 18 #2
BigmanPigman Jul 19 #3
iluvtennis Jul 19 #4
Bayard Jul 19 #5
bdamomma Jul 19 #8
BigmanPigman Jul 19 #9
Tanuki Jul 19 #10
BigmanPigman Jul 19 #11
MAJones Jul 20 #12
maxsolomon Jul 19 #6
bdamomma Jul 19 #7
Hotler Jul 20 #13

Response to groundloop (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 11:22 PM

1. Tell 'em Sister!

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 11:36 PM

2. I learned my social justice from the nuns who taught me for 12 years in catholic school

To this day, I am inspired by these courageous women.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 01:12 AM

3. Today the Catholics protested and two days ago Jews in

Phila protested in front of Independence Hall and were arrested.

Two very different religious groups are showing that they care for human beings no matter where they came from.

https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/jewish-protests-trump-border-camps-never-again-action-holocaust-20190716.html

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 01:48 AM

4. Nice. So glad the protesting is continuing. nt

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 10:26 AM

5. Think the Southern Baptists will show up next?

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 11:39 AM

8. ha,

the Rump regime is uniting people instead of dividing them.

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Response to bdamomma (Reply #8)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 05:44 PM

9. I didn't think of it that way but now that you mention it

I think you're right. I hope it backfires on him. Karma or irony?

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 05:56 PM

10. Rev. William Barber is leading an interfaith protest in El Paso July 28-29.

https://www.breachrepairers.org/moralmondayborderlands

"We are calling on moral leaders and people of faith whose conscience compels them to join us.  We are calling on all congressional leaders who similarly are compelled by their conscience and our Constitution to join us. RSVP now

We demand an end to child detention.

We demand that all refugees seeking asylum be granted the due process to do so.

We demand equal protection under the law.

We demand the preservation of human rights.

We demand a termination of the “Remain in Mexico” program, which is putting migrants at high risk for kidnapping, theft, extortion, and abuse. 

We demand an end to family separation.

Our demands are grounded in the most basic religious teachings and guaranteed by the Constitution. If they are not met by July 27, 2019, we will act in accordance with our conscience.

Read the full letter and sign to
add your name and stand in solidarity"...(more)

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Response to Tanuki (Reply #10)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 06:05 PM

11. When I attended "Families Belong Together"

and the "anti-choice" events there were "ministers" of several faiths and genders and cultures but no Atheists spoke at any of them. My friend and I noticed that and I am sure others did too.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #11)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 10:20 AM

12. What is your point?

The invitation was to ministers and people of faith. As an atheist that says to me that I am not welcome. Atheists are simply people without god beliefs. We don't have "ministers" or other leaders to step up and give speeches. We don't all think alike any more than any other unorganized group of people.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 11:29 AM

6. "Incommoding"?

I learned a new word! Inconveniencing is a crime!

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 11:38 AM

7. here we go

we shall rise. We will not keep silent either.

Stephen Miller your ass needs to be arrested you are behind of this zero tolerance shit.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 10:30 AM

13. There should have been 7000 people there. nt.

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