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General News    H3'ed 4/21/16

Over 1,000 Arrests In Anti-Corruption Democracy Spring Protests

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Since April 11, hundreds of protesters have stood outside the U.S. Capitol, protesting political corruption and getting arrested in scores. Over the past week, over 1,000 protesters were arrested not far from the steps of the Capitol. “We demand that 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,” read a statement on Democracy Spring’s website. The group is a coalition of 120 civic organizations pushing for action on a variety of progressive causes, central among them campaign finance reform.
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