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General News    H3'ed 4/18/16

More than 900 'Democracy Spring' protesters arrested in D.C. - so far

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'Mass demonstrations [in Washington, DC] by a group called 'Democracy Spring' began last Monday. A related group, 'Democracy Awakening,' joined the efforts on Saturday and are holding often integrated sit ins and other demonstrations to protest laws it considers discriminatory, such as Voter ID laws.' . . .
'More arrests are expected Monday, the final day of protests when the focus of the non-violent protests turn to voting rights and timely consideration of the Merrick Garland's nomination to the Supreme Court. U.S. Capitol Police have arrested more than 900 protesters through Saturday.'
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