Thousands of Activists March to Capital to Get Money Out of Politics for 'Democracy Spring' Protests; Many Arrested
Beginning on April 2, the campaign marched from the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. where thousands engaged in a massive sit-in at the Capitol.
Between April 11-18, over 3,000 pledged to risk arrest on April 11 during the largest civil disobedience actions in a generation, including the The Young Turks’ host Cenk Uygur, who was particularly disappointed in campaign financing during the 2016 election.
"We have got everybody from Greenpeace to AFL-CIO and also crucially the NAACP and civil rights movement. We're really wedding together money-in-politics efforts with voting rights efforts, which I think is the beginning of a great new stage in the democracy fight,” Rob Weissman of Public Citizen told RT’s Thom Hartmann.
Other notable personalities endorsing the action include Mark Ruffalo, Gaby Hoffman, Lawrence Lessig and Talib Kweli.
By mid-afternoon, arrests by the hundreds were well underway.