Seventy activists were arrested in Washington, D.C., on Thursday while protesting the government’s treatment of undocumented immigrant children, organizers confirmed to HuffPost.

The group of Catholic sisters, priests, brothers and lay Catholic advocates  as they gathered inside the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill for what organizers dubbed the “Catholic Day of Action for Immigrant Children.” Some of the participants held photos of in federal custody since 2018, while others lay on the floor of the building’s rotunda, forming the shape of a cross with their bodies.

The 70 individuals were arrested for unlawfully demonstrating, and were charged with , U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman Eva Malecki confirmed to HuffPost.

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