More than 400 people protesting the role of big money in politics outside the U.S. Capitol were arrested on Monday. The non-violent demonstration, which was organized by the advocacy group Democracy Spring and involved members of over 100 individual groups, was the first of similar rallies planned for this week.
According to police, protesters on Monday were arrested for “unlawful demonstration activity” and charged with “crowding, obstructing, and incommoding.”
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The Democracy Spring website claims 3,500 people have pledged to participate in this week’s demonstrations. The April events come on the heels of a 10-day march from Philadelphia to Washington.