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US Capitol Police Arrest Democrat Rep. Joyce Beatty During Protest

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Democratic Congresswoman Joyce Beatty was arrested in the Hart Senate Office Building Thursday after she led a group of protesters into the building.

A photo posted by Politico reporter Nicholas Wu shows Beatty and others being zip-tied by Capitol Police.

Beatty, who is the head of the Congressional Black Caucus, was seen moments earlier walking into the building chanting “end the filibuster.”

Around the same time of the arrest, Beatty posted on her Twitter account that she was marching to the Senate to protect voting rights for Black women.

“Black women are demanding OUR right to vote! We’re marching to the Senate to send a strong message. #OurPowerOurMessage” Beatty t… (Read more)