[Ed. – We’ve been following this one, so you don’t have to.]
Hundreds of progressive activists were arrested in Washington DC Monday afternoon as part of “Democracy Spring” which is a coalition of about 100 progressive groups. CNN reports:
“More than 400 individuals have been arrested for unlawful demonstration activity, and are being processed using mass arrest procedures,” the U.S. Capitol Police said in a statement early Monday evening. Those taken into custody will be charged with “crowding, obstructing and incommoding.”
Beginning on April 2 in Philadelphia, participants in the “Democracy Spring” campaign marched nearly 150 miles south to Washington, where the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) said on Monday that rallies and events have been scheduled through the weekend in an effort to “draw attention to our corrupt campaign finance system and rigged voting laws.”
Protesters staged a sit-in at the U.S. Capitol and refused to move even after police warning they would be arrested.