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Revs. Jesse Jackson and William Barber arrested on Capitol HIll

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Civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. and social justice activist Rev. Dr. William Barber III were arrested yesterday during a Capitol Hill protest over voting rights and the filibuster's abolition. US Capitol Police said Jackson and Barber were among 21 people arrested on Wednesday near the US Supreme Court building for crowding and obstructing. Video footage shows the faith leaders were outside the Hart Senate Building at the time of their detention.  "The same people that suppress the vote will suppress your living wages," Rev. Barber told the Moral March on Manchin & McConnell.

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)

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