Susan Sarandon Has Been Arrested
Susan Sarandon has been arrested at an anti-Trump protest.
She and 574 other woman were jailed in Washington on Thursday (June 28) after the staged a sit-in protest.
It was in opposition of President Donald Trump’s zero-tolerance immigration policy.
It took place inside a Senate office at the Department of Justice, The Guardian reports.
The 71-year-old Academy award-winning actor, known for her roles in Thelma & Louise and Dead Man Walking, previously said she wanted the ‘right woman’ to become president, when making her case against Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.
Sarandon formally endorsed Green Party candidate Jill Stein, claiming she would not be voting for either Ms Clinton or Donald Trump.
At the time of the election she said:
I want the right woman. There are great women that I admire that have headed nations.
You’ve had a woman, I don’t know how you felt about that but I don’t vote with my vagina you know? This is bigger than that and I don’t want to spend a lot of time talking about Trump and Hillary because that’s not why I’m here. This is bigger than who wins this election.
I am worried about the wars, I am worried about Syria, I am worried about all of these things that actually exist. TTP and I’m worried about fracking. I’m worrying about the environment. No matter who gets in they don’t address these things because money has taken over our system.
A year later, she revealed the hate she received as a result of her stance against Clinton.
I got from Hillary people ‘I hope your crotch is grabbed’, ‘I hope you’re raped’. Misogynistic attacks. Recently, I said ‘I stand with Dreamers’ [children brought illegally to the US, whose path to legal citizenship – an Obama-era provision – Trump has threatened to revoke] and that started another wave.
…we’re going to lose again if we depend on the DNC [the Democratic National Committee]. Because the amount of denial … I mean it’s very flattering to think that I, on my own, cost the election. That my little voice was the deciding factor.
I didn’t advocate people voting for anything. I said get your information, I’m going to vote for change, because I was hoping that Stein was going to get whatever percentage she needed – but I knew she wasn’t going to make the difference in the election.
My friends have a right to their opinions. It’s disappointing but that’s their business. It’s like in the lead-up to Vietnam, and then later they say: ‘You were right.’ Or strangely, some of my gay friends were like: ‘Oh, I just feel bad for [Clinton]. And I said: ‘She’s not authentic. She’s been terrible to gay people for the longest time. She’s an opportunist.’ And then I’m like: ‘OK, let’s not talk about it any more.’
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