Tuesday 25 July 2017

Hundreds protest in Washington against money in politics

Police made dozens of arrest after protesters converged on the Capitol
Police made dozens of arrest after protesters converged on the Capitol

Hundreds of protesters have flocked to the US Capitol for a demonstration against the role of money in politics, prompting mass arrests by police.

The peaceful demonstration is part of a series of protests in Washington this week by a coalition of groups and is called "Democracy Spring".

The demonstrators chanted slogans like "one person, one vote" and "money out of politics" as they sat on the East Front of the Capitol. Some of the protesters marched from Philadelphia to Washington over the past week.

Police led dozens of protesters away in plastic handcuffs.

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