Al Sharpton’s daughter and Eric Garner’s mother were both arrested Tuesday night during a protest outside of Trump Tower against the president’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch.
“In an act of civil disobedience and in the tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Eric Garner’s mom and others were arrested tonight … over President Trump’s SCOTUS nominee Neil Gorsuch,” Sharpton’s spokeswoman, Rachel Noerdlinger, said in a statement, according to the New York Post.
Sharpton’s youngest daughter Ashley was taken into custody along with Garner’s mother Gwen Carr, who is currently director of the National Action Network’s Youth Huddle Group, The Washington Free Beacon is reporting.
Her son Eric Garner died in July 2014 after being placed in a chokehold by a police officer in Staten Island, New York. Carr has been a major critic of Trump’s and helped campaign for Hilary Clinton.
Other key figures who were arrested Tuesday were “Minister Kirsten John Foy, also of NAN; Rev. Johnnie Green, of Mount Neboh Baptist Church in Harlem; Katrina Jefferson, NAN NYC Chapter Liaison; Rev. Kevin McCall, of NAN; and Patrice Perry, who is a member of NAN, as well,” the Postreported.
It is unclear if anyone has been charged from the protest.