Susan Sarandon was among the hundreds of people arrested Thursday during a protest rally in Washington, her representative Teal Cannaday confirmed to US TODAY Friday a statement by the actress

"I was touched by the passionate, dedicated response to ending the breakup families seeking asylum and the detainee ng of children, "it says in the statement. "This is a moral, non-political issue, and I'm proud to have confessed to the hundreds of women that we do not accept that, unite families and get rid of ICE."

Thousands of women marched through the capital and occupied a Senate office building in a "mass civil disobedience" action to protest the immigration policies of the Trump government.

According to the United States Capitol Police around 575 protesters were charged with "unlawful demonstrations". The police said they were processed at the scene and then released.

Sarandon, 71, also shared the news via Twitter on Thursday: "Arrested, Stay Strong, Keep Fighting" with the #WomenDisobey hashtag.

She also tweeted further thoughts and images from the sit-in, including call-to-action.

The separation of ICE & Family is greater than both of us. If you're in DC, please come out and march, "she tweeted.

Protesters demonstrated against President Donald Trump's "Zero Tolerance" policy, which has led to more than 2,000 migrant children being separated from their parents after crossing the border.

On Saturday in Washington, DC, a big protest is planned with sister rallies across the country.

This is not the first time that Sarandon has a voice in politics.

She also supported the Women's March on Washington in January 2017.

Earlier this month she marched to quit the gun violence in New York, and In March, she joined Cher at the K March in Washington for our lives in Washington to support tighter arms control.

Participants: Caroline Simon and Marina Pitofsky

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