Congressional Black Caucus Chair Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio) was arrested after leading a group of pro-voting rights demonstrators into the Hart Senate Office Building on Thursday afternoon on July 15.

“Today, I stood in solidarity with Black women across the country in defense of our constitutional right to vote,” Beatty said in a statement. “We have come too far and fought too hard to see everything systematically dismantled and restricted by those who wish to silence our voice.”

After being requested three times to disperse, Capitol Police detained “two males and seven females” for “illegal demonstration activity,” “crowding, obstructing, or incommoding,”

The gathering marched inside the Hart Senate Office Building, chanting “stop the filibuster” and “let the people vote.”

As they approached the Senate building, Beatty, an Ohio Democrat, wore a shirt that read “defend our voting rights.” 

The gathering marched inside the Hart Senate Office Building, chanting “stop the filibuster” and “let the people vote.”

At 3:42 p.m, Beatty posted a photo of herself marching arm-in-arm with several demonstrators, reported The Hill.

“We will not be turned around. We will keep walking. We will fight for freedom. We will fight for our right to vote!”

“Let the people vote. Fight for justice,” the second tweet reads. 

Beatty had previously held a press conference in which she advocated for the passing of the HR 1/S 1 For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, according to Washington Examiner.

The group had first gathered at a church near the Capitol as part of a “Day of Action on Voting Rights,” with Black women leaders, supporters, and advocates asking the Senate to enact two important pieces of legislation—a huge Democratic election reform package and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act.

In a statement to House Democrats on Thursday, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer stated that the House would continue to work on the John Lewis-named voting rights legislation, which aims to restore a section of landmark law knocked down by the Supreme Court in 2013, reported Politico.