2018-06-13 15:46:14

Religious Leaders Shackled, Held in Jail Overnight, After Praying in Protest Outside Supreme Court

Nine religious leaders were arrested on the steps of the Supreme Court on Monday in Washington, D.C., after participating in a national day of action for the new Poor People’s Campaign. They were handcuffed for five hours and jailed overnight in cells with cockroaches before being brought into court in ankle irons. The religious leaders were among 100 people arrested in Washington, D.C., Monday as part of the protests against poverty and racism. DN! speaks with Rev. Liz Theoharis, who was one of the nine arrested Monday.

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