Democrats are widely known to stage photo ops for their demonstrations of their platform. Another one of these photo ops seemed to happen at the Hart Senate Office Building Thursday afternoon. Here in the photo below shows Democratic Congresswoman Joyce Beatty being arrested after she knowingly led a group of protesters into the building.
Judging from her choice of attire, it seems that she already knew the outcome of “storming” a government building.
Here below is a photo posted by Politico reporter Nicholas Wu that shows protesters and Beatty being zip tied by Capitol Police after refusing multiple times to leave.
Rep. Beatty is being zip tied as USCP starts to make arrests pic.twitter.com/8LFEabAXFy
— Nicholas Wu (@nicholaswu12) July 15, 2021
Beatty, who is the head of the Congressional Black Caucus, was seen moments earlier walking into the building chanting “end the filibuster.”
— Haley Talbot (@haleytalbotnbc) July 15, 2021
“Today, I stood in solidarity with Black women across the country in defense of our constitutional right to vote,” Beatty said during the arrest.
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.
Rep. Joyce Beatty among those arrested protesting for voter rights in the Senate Hart building atrium. pic.twitter.com/5PXYijNCEz
— Casey J. Wooten (@Casey_J_Wooten) July 15, 2021
“This afternoon, nine people were arrested for demonstrating in a prohibited area on Capitol Grounds,” the Capitol Police said in a statement to Fox News. “At approximately 3:30pm, the United States Capitol Police responded to the Atrium in the Hart Senate Office Building for reports of illegal demonstration activity. After officers arrived on the scene, they warned the demonstrators three times to stop. Those who refused were arrested for D.C. Code §22-1307. Two males and seven females were transported to USCP Headquarters for processing.”