Police arrested Congressional Black Caucus chair Joyce Beatty on Thursday after she led pro-voting rights protesters into a Senate office building. This, despite a recent demands from many on the left that insist demonstrations on Capitol Grounds is off-limits.
Beatty, age 71, was one of nine people arrested for ‘demonstrating in a prohibited area on Capitol Grounds.’ Beatty was joined by Women’s March co-founders Linda Sarsour and Tamika Mallory, who all chanted, ‘Fight for justice,’ and, ‘End the filibuster.’
In a series of tweets, Beatty insisted that the requirements from identification to vote were not acceptable.
‘Black women are demanding OUR right to vote! We’re marching to the Senate to send a strong message. We will not be turned around. We will keep walking,” she tweeted.
‘We will fight for freedom. We will fight for our right to vote!’
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
— Joyce Beatty (@RepBeatty) July 15, 2021