Democracy Spring Protests Bring Record Number of Arrests


Thousands of people are participating this week in Democracy Spring, a march and sit-in to protest money in politics. So far they have had so many arrests outside Capitol Hill that the police are “running out of room.”



According to the Democracy Spring website, the protest started with a 140-mile march from the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia to Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. to “demand Congress take immediate action to end the corruption of big money in our politics and ensure free and fair elections in which every American has an equal voice. Sit-ins are scheduled throughout this entire week. Thousands of people have pledged to march.

Approximately 300-500 protesters have already been arrested and today is only the first scheduled day of sit-ins.



Protestors continue to remain positive and overall the protests have been very peaceful.



Several well-known people have endorsed or shown up to the event, including Cenk Uygur, hose of The Young Turks, and actor Mark Ruffalo.

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