Protesters arrested during #WomenDisobey demonstration at Senate office building
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Dozens of protesters on Thursday staged a sit-in at the U.S. Senate Hart Building in Washington to protest the Trump administration’s immigration policy.

Police have arrested about 40 people — mostly women — inside the atrium of the federal building as part of the #WomenDisobey protest, according to CNN.

“They want to create a big moment up here on Capitol Hill the day that many lawmakers will wrap up their legislative work and head home without addressing the family separation issue,” CNN correspondent Sunlen Serfaty reported.

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Demonstrators draped themselves in mylar blankets, similar to the ones given to immigrant children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Crowds from the "Women Disobey" march disrupted traffic in the streets of Washington earlier in the day. The event was organized to protest President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says 'Failing New York Times' should be held 'fully accountable' over Russia report Trump says 'Failing New York Times' should be held 'fully accountable' over Russia report Trump tweets ICE will begin removing 'millions' of undocumented migrants MORE's "zero tolerance" policy of prosecuting anyone accused of illegally crossing into the U.S. via the southern border.

Trump signed an executive order last week, after days of bipartisan pressure, that ended the practice of separating families who were detained after entering the U.S.

The Women's March, which mobilized worldwide protests the day after Trump's inauguration in 2017, organized Thursday’s march.