Skip to main content
WeLoveTrump.com may receive compensation from affiliate partners for some links on the site. Read our full Disclosure here.

BREAKING: Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH) arrested by Capitol Police


54,238 views

Another Democrat arrested today!

Rep. Joyce Beatty, a Democrat from Ohio, was arrested by the Capitol Police today in the Hart Senate Office Building for an illegal protest.

Take a look:

Trending: Trump Teases He’s Coming Back In New Thanksgiving Day Message

Nine others were arrested with her:

Here’s what CNN had to say:

99.9% Fine Silver MAGA Collector Coins!

Rep. Joyce Beatty was arrested by US Capitol Police on Thursday afternoon after participating in a voting rights protest that culminated in a march inside the Senate Hart Office Building atrium.

Beatty, the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, participated in a small rally alongside 12 activists outside the Supreme Court building before marching to Hart, singing songs including “We Shall Overcome” and “This Little Light of Mine.”

After a warning from police to clear the area, Beatty was the first person arrested. Other members of the group were also arrested.

The Ohio Democrat shared photos of herself being zip-tied on her Twitter account with the caption, “Let the people vote. Fight for justice,” subsequently tweeting, “#GoodTrouble,” a reference to the late Rep. John Lewis, a Georgia Democrat who served as a civil rights icon for his 60-plus years of social activism.

“I stand in solidarity with the Black women and allies across the country in defense of our constitutional right to vote,” Beatty said in a statement posted to her Twitter account after her arrest. “We have come too far and fought too hard to see everything systematically dismantled and restricted by those who wish to silence us. Be assured that this is just the beginning. This is Our Power, Our Message.”

Thursday’s rally was part of an event called “Speak Out: Call to Action Day on Capitol Hill,” according to a release from Beatty’s office ahead of the protest.



 

Join the conversation!

Please share your thoughts about this article below. We value your opinions, and would love to see you add to the discussion!

We Love Trump
Thanks for sharing!
Send this to a friend