HUGE PROTEST AND ARRESTS but NO MAINSTREAM MEDIA COVERAGE!!!
When mostly elderly people rise up and march miles and risk arrest- what does that say?
It's says something is terribly f____g wrong!!!
HEY United States, CANADA IS WATCHING! THE WORLD IS WATCHING VERY CLOSELY!!!
"We need to get out money of politics so we can get people back in." - Kaja Rebane/Lady Liberty #DemocracySpring pic.twitter.com/FMPbNw4kNX— My name is (@RevoltPolitic) April 12, 2016
" The protesters arrived at the U.S. Capitol Building in D.C. after marching 150 miles from the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia over the course of a week as a part of the Democracy Spring campaign. Upon arriving, they engaged in a peaceful sit-in outside the Capitol, with the goal of staying there for another week.
The Democracy Spring website says the campaign’s goal is to “demand a Congress that will 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.”
Furthermore, their proposals include support of the Government by the People Act & Fair Elections Now Act, the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2015 & Voter Empowerment Act of 2015; and the Democracy for All Amendment.
The website reports that over 3,600 people have pledged to take part in this act of civic disobedience, though a final number has yet to be confirmed. Police were quickly called to the scene, and they began arresting people not even an hour after the protest begun.
WATCH: Dozens of protesters arrested at US Capitol during #DemocracySpring demonstration against gov't corruption.https://t.co/CFUAPwVQfD— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) April 11, 2016
400Arrested in #DemocracySpring" Sit-inAgainst Big$ in Politicshttps://t.co/tVI38UkoCR— Alison Spalding (@AlisonSpalding2) April 12, 2016
LIKE A THIRD WORLD COUNTRY pic.twitter.com/SPqDmoM0CD
.@NPR, @AlJazeera, and @CSPAN covered the #DemocracySpring protest/arrests, but cable news only devoted 30 seconds. https://t.co/qVhA1t7ovk— The Intercept (@the_intercept) April 12, 2016
Hundreds Protesting Political System Arrested On Capitol's Steps #DemocracySpring https://t.co/ypZ9HHK04p pic.twitter.com/Sw7KVRMkjB— My name is (@RevoltPolitic) April 12, 2016
#DemocracySpring activists sit in @uscapitol, demand action to #GetMoneyOut of politics. https://t.co/ZuE43lcsaC pic.twitter.com/KuS1SnBIVx— Jeremiah Smith (@jbspharmd) April 12, 2016
We love you for standing up and fighting back! #DemocracySpring #EnoughisEnough https://t.co/FQuE5pxPcn— Women For Bernie (@Women4Bernie) April 12, 2016
115+ demand divestment #SitAtWit #LeadWIthUs #DivestTheRest #ClimateAction #DemocracySpring #keepitintheground pic.twitter.com/uzYPVEb2Mr— divestumass (@divestumass) April 12, 2016
#DemocracySpring keeps media out of @SpeakerRyan press conference. #springishere and not leaving! #DemSpring pic.twitter.com/vQBcxgD8gI— Elizabeth Lindquist (@EALindquist) April 12, 2016
#CenkUygur ARRESTED At #DemocracySpring Protest In Washington D.C. https://t.co/p3UthfmUML via @YouTube— Andrew Ward (@ReggyGooddayinc) April 12, 2016
Day 2 of the March Against Money in Politics. We are sitting for our grandchildren - elders at #DemocracySpring https://t.co/RlORAHE7M6— Kendra (@KendraFergus) April 12, 2016
RT 400Arrested in #DemocracySpring" Sit-inAgainst Big$ in Politics LIKE A THIRD WORLD COUNTRY… https://t.co/cU7SNHIyUV— The Progressive Mind (@Libertea2012) April 12, 2016
How paranoid cap police are of these elderly #DemocracySpring protesters is hilarious pic.twitter.com/qklqvKJZwi— Zaid Jilani (@ZaidJilani) April 12, 2016