Hazel Tang is a graduate student with Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism and a reporter with Medill News Service. She focuses on long-form video storytelling and immigration issues. 

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‘I’m Willing To Put My Body on the Line’

by Mark Dovich, by Hazel Tang 08-03-2021
Over 200 were arrested at the Poor People’s Campaign’s nonviolent direct action event.

Rev. Angela B. Martin, who was arrested during a National Moral Monday Action demonstration and march, displays her arrest ticket on Aug. 2, 2021 in Washington, D.C. Hazel Tang for Sojourners.

Around 500 voting rights activists and faith leaders sat outside the Hart Senate Office Building singing hymns, protesting poverty, and calling for federal protection of voting rights on Monday. The actions were a part of the Poor People's Campaign’s National Moral Monday Action, and organizers said U.S. Capitol Police arrested around 200 people over the course of the protest.