Susan Sarandon arrested at anti-Trump immigration rally

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Susan Sarandon was one of over 500 women arrested at a protest in Washington, D.C. on Thursday. The demonstrators were there to protest the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" policy that treats all illegal border crossings as criminal offenses. The policy led to the separation of over 2,000 children from their migrant parents since the administration introduced the new stance in early May.

The actor tweeted extensively from the rally, at which she and fellow protesters held aloft placards demanding an end to immigration camps and declaring, "We care" - a reference to the controversial jacket worn by first lady Melania Trump when visiting a detainment centre last week.

Last year, during an interview with the Guardian, Susan Sarandon insisted that she still thought Clinton was even more unsafe than Trump.

Sarandon tweeted, "Arrested. Stay strong".

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Numerous women were wearing silver blankets resembling those provided to children in detention centers.

Following worldwide outcry, Trump recently backed off from separating migrant children from their parents, though the White House continues to insist that the "zero-tolerance" policy remains in place. Congress has not yet been able to pass any of the immigration reform bills that have been put forward by Republicans.

Organisers the Women's March and the Center for Popular Democracy sported foil blankets like those worn by children separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border.

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