The star was in attendance at a rally against Donald Trump’s immigration policy, and she was also among the hundreds of woman that were arrested in Washington because of it. Susan Sarandon was one of 575 females that were detained yesterday after they gathered for a sit-in protest inside a Senate office at the Department of Justice.
The massive group was speaking up against the president’s zero-tolerance immigration policy.
The celeb kept all of her followers posted on the progression of the rally on social media as she live-tweeted the protest.
Susan and the rest of the protesters held placards declaring, ‘we care’ a response to the very controversial jacket first lady Melania Trump wore last week as she was heading to a detention center.
The protesters were demanding that such immigration centers be closed.
They chanted things like: ‘What do we want? Free families!’ as well as ‘This is what democracy looks like.’
While there, hundreds of protesters were arrested and then later released.
As you may be aware, Sarandon has been treated with hostility ever since the presidential election, a lot of people slamming her for encouraging people to vote for Green party representative Jill Stein, therefore for a third-party candidate, which only reduced the number of votes Hillary Clinton would have gotten instead.
Last year, during an interview with the Guardian, Susan Sarandon insisted that she still thought Clinton was even more dangerous than Trump.
‘I did think she was very, very dangerous. We would still be fracking, we would be at war [if she was president]. It would not be much smoother. Look what happened under Obama that we didn’t notice.’