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Mon Apr 11, 2016, 03:46 PM

100+ arrested at ‘Democracy Spring’ sit-in at US Capitol (VIDEO)

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Source: RT

Dozens of “Democracy Spring” protesters have been arrested on the steps of the US Capitol. Thousands of activists arrived in Washington DC, after a 10-day, 140-mile (225km) march from Philadelphia’s Liberty Bell, to protest the role of money in politics.

“People are fed up with the system, they are fed up with the corruption, and we want free and fair elections,” Cenk Uygur, host of the TV show Young Turks and one of the participants in the protest, told RT. “This is our core American right.”

“The fight begins today. It doesn’t mean we win today. But in the end, we always win,” Uygur said. “Progressives have never lost. We won in civil rights, we won in women’s rights, we won in gay rights, and we’re going to win in getting our democracy back.”

Attendees are being asked and trained to be non-violent protesters with guidelines that include no destruction or damage of property, “no weapons or any means of physical defense, including shields,” and no masks or other ways to conceal identity.

Read more: https://www.rt.com/usa/339192-democracy-spring-protest-capitol/



Precious little mainstream media coverage of this, even though the police have arrested so many at the Capitol that they're running out of space. Apparently there's been some chanting of "Where's CNN?"

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Reply 100+ arrested at ‘Democracy Spring’ sit-in at US Capitol (VIDEO) (Original post)
Saviolo Apr 2016 OP
WDIM Apr 2016 #1
Zira Apr 2016 #2
jtuck004 Apr 2016 #3
aggiesal Apr 2016 #16
SunSeeker Apr 2016 #19
aggiesal Apr 2016 #20
SunSeeker Apr 2016 #22
aggiesal Apr 2016 #28
Duval Apr 2016 #42
imagine2015 Apr 2016 #4
Action_Patrol Apr 2016 #5
Saviolo Apr 2016 #7
wendylaroux Apr 2016 #6
Rebkeh Apr 2016 #8
turbinetree Apr 2016 #9
Action_Patrol Apr 2016 #17
floriduck Apr 2016 #34
Action_Patrol Apr 2016 #35
floriduck Apr 2016 #36
Action_Patrol Apr 2016 #38
daleanime Apr 2016 #48
BeanMusical Apr 2016 #49
Action_Patrol Apr 2016 #52
Duval Apr 2016 #43
retrowire Apr 2016 #54
Action_Patrol Apr 2016 #55
retrowire Apr 2016 #56
SammyWinstonJack Apr 2016 #10
LiberalArkie Apr 2016 #11
bjo59 Apr 2016 #12
Dragonfli Apr 2016 #13
SammyWinstonJack Apr 2016 #14
Joe Shlabotnik Apr 2016 #15
Saviolo Apr 2016 #18
stage left Apr 2016 #21
PufPuf23 Apr 2016 #23
Saviolo Apr 2016 #24
Post removed Apr 2016 #25
JimDandy Apr 2016 #27
arcane1 Apr 2016 #26
dchill Apr 2016 #29
MADem Apr 2016 #30
angrychair Apr 2016 #40
MADem Apr 2016 #41
Duval Apr 2016 #44
BeanMusical Apr 2016 #50
Carol Morgan Apr 2016 #31
JimDandy Apr 2016 #33
PersonNumber503602 Apr 2016 #39
Action_Patrol Apr 2016 #53
zentrum Apr 2016 #32
baran Apr 2016 #37
Major Hogwash Apr 2016 #45
Saviolo Apr 2016 #46
Red Knight Apr 2016 #47
Lodestar Apr 2016 #51
Goblinmonger Apr 2016 #57

Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 03:49 PM

1. Im hoping the best for these brave men and women!

Respect!

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Response to WDIM (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 03:54 PM

2. +1

 

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 03:57 PM

3. "Where's CNN?" Told to stay out, like good little servants, lest they incite more democracy. n/t

 

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Response to jtuck004 (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 05:21 PM

16. The Revolution will not be televised n/t

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Response to aggiesal (Reply #16)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 05:50 PM

19. You call 100 protestors arrested a Revolution? nt

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #19)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 05:58 PM

20. No, I call the march a revolution ...

and it should be reported.

It has to start somewhere.

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Response to aggiesal (Reply #20)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 06:05 PM

22. A march of about a thousand protesters is not an impressive start. nt

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #22)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 06:44 PM

28. Let us know, how many protesters you believe ...

is needed for an impressive start.

Talk to the hand!

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #22)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 09:57 PM

42. It is a "Beginning".

 

I'm sorry you don't see the importance of this effort. IMHO, they are heroes.

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 04:04 PM

4. K & R

 

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 04:15 PM

5. There's a pretty good amount of people out there right now.

Pretty well organized though.

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Response to Action_Patrol (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 04:19 PM

7. From all I've seen/heard

... it seems like a pretty serious and well-organized affair. Interested to see what this leads to.

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 04:16 PM

6. When are the shit on people from both sides coming together?

That's what I'm waiting for.

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 04:26 PM

8. In solidarity



Cenk is right, we will not lose

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 04:59 PM

9. Under what Constitutional guaranteed right, where they being arrested for, did they break some law.

or was the usual disorderly conduct whipped out for the pretext.................or did they violate some rule implemented under Roberts court, Congress

https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/first_amendment

https://www.aclunc.org/our-work/know-your-rights/free-speech-protests-demonstrations

Honk---------for a political revolution Bernie 2016




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Response to turbinetree (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 05:22 PM

17. They are being arrested because they want to be arrested.

On Capitol grounds (at least outside, if you disrupt Congress it's an immediate arrest) they have to purposely want to be arrested while protesting. They are given 3 verbal warnings with the last one being a 'this is your last chance' kind of deal.
It's all very structured.

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Response to Action_Patrol (Reply #17)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 08:06 PM

34. Exactly what I'd expect from a Clintonite.

 

Protesters actually take action for the benefit of others. You, criticize for your own satisfaction. You couldn't have been more transparent, reflecting your fellow Hill supporters. Nice work, AC!

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Response to floriduck (Reply #34)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 08:14 PM

35. What the fuck are you smoking?

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Response to Action_Patrol (Reply #35)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 08:18 PM

36. Must be something milder than you.

 

People protest just to get arrested?? Are you real or a machine?

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Response to floriduck (Reply #36)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 08:23 PM

38. I responded to this:

" Under what Constitutional guaranteed right, where they being arrested for, did they break some law.
or was the usual disorderly conduct whipped out for the pretext.................or did they violate some rule implemented under Roberts court, Congress ..."

Yes, it's civil disobedience. Yes, they are doing it to raise awareness.

None of these people are surprised about their outcome. They've all come to be arrested for peaceful civil disobedience.

You've got issues, congrats on finding the Internet. Perpetual anger and an unlimited number of people to argue with.

This is ridiculous. Go pick a fight with somebody else.

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Response to Action_Patrol (Reply #38)

Tue Apr 12, 2016, 02:15 AM

48. I'm only hearing anger from one of you two....

And it's not the poster that you're talking to.

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Response to daleanime (Reply #48)

Tue Apr 12, 2016, 02:21 AM

49. Yup. +1

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Response to daleanime (Reply #48)

Tue Apr 12, 2016, 06:58 AM

52. There's no anger.

Thanks for the projection.

I was the one attacked with that 'clintonista' shit when I'm anything but.

Whatever, even responding to this is too much.

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Response to floriduck (Reply #36)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 10:00 PM

43. +1

 

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Response to floriduck (Reply #36)

Tue Apr 12, 2016, 07:06 AM

54. yes, many do. it's called sacrifice.

I'm surprised that 2 bernie supporters jumped on that guy for explaining that.

Even Ghandi knew he was going to be arrested. Shit guys, back off.

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Response to retrowire (Reply #54)

Tue Apr 12, 2016, 07:37 AM

55. Everyone is outraged by everything now.

Maybe things will calm down. Maybe.

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Response to Action_Patrol (Reply #55)

Tue Apr 12, 2016, 09:11 AM

56. maybe! lol nt

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 05:07 PM

10. KnR

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 05:10 PM

11. We can't watch RT as we were told it is Putin propaganda. So I guess our U.S.A. media

will have the news. Won't they?

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 05:10 PM

12. Yep, that old expression, "the revolution will not be televised"...

If it's not reported by the corporate gatekeepers, it didn't happen. 20 years ago 100 people getting arrested in a DC protest would make the news, no question. I wish thousands would pour out of homes in DC and get down there to be arrested as well until so many are arrested that the issue they are protesting has to be reported. Hope Bernie will talk about this in subsequent rallies and interviews. Funny that right now economic "stability" is hanging on by a mere thread. International economists have been predicting for months that we've got another big and sudden economic dump to look forward to in the coming year, after the elections, of course. (Meanwhile, Huffington Posts reports, yet again, on a female celebrity photographed in a bikini.)

https://mrkreport.com/2016/04/11/media-blackout-as-100-arrested-and-thousands-sit-in-on-us-capitol/

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 05:10 PM

13. K&R for needed exposure /nt

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 05:10 PM

14. KnR Yup, Land of the Free..

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 05:18 PM

15. K&R

First I've heard about this. Thanks for posting.

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Response to Joe Shlabotnik (Reply #15)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 05:28 PM

18. I think they've been talking about it on TYT

But I haven't been following that close. Cenk's been live tweeting all day from the event, though. Pictures of himself with supporters, some of the people being arrested, or just participating.

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 05:59 PM

21. kandR

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 06:06 PM

23. Are these protestors kin to OWS? eom

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Response to PufPuf23 (Reply #23)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 06:20 PM

24. Similar roots

Talking about money in politics and the troubles it causes. This group is addressing the politicians directly instead of the Wall Street folks.

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Mon Apr 11, 2016, 06:43 PM

27. Being Young and of Turkish descent might be why the choose that name.

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 06:29 PM

26. The status quo is over. It's just a matter of time.

 

These people aren't going to be fooled by stale platitudes and empty promises any more.

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 07:18 PM

29. K&R go Cenk!

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 07:40 PM

30. Cenk is a sexist pig who is a bit of a bully when things don't go his way.

He's hardly George Washington when it comes to leading the charge....the pilot wasn't comfortable because he was abusive to the staff:


https://www.rawstory.com/2016/04/tyts-cenk-uygur-livestreamed-booting-from-american-airlines-flight-because-pilot-wasnt-comfortable-delay/

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Response to MADem (Reply #30)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 09:42 PM

40. HRC Supporters

Can really be petty and condescending and racist when it comes to people that don't support their candidate.

Why?

The fact is that most would read that story and get out of it that everyone waiting for that flight, including Cenk and any other rational human being, was pissed off for the 4-hour flight delay and no plane or reasonable information why coming and Cenk being booted from that flight because the "captain wasn't comfortable" has a very racially profiling-ish vibe to it. Even if it was not his Arab-like appearance, he is a person of color that has spoken about these type of experiences before now.

This nonstop vitriol toward Sanders and people that support Sanders has ran off the road, gone over the cliff and is now in an uncontrollable slide into the valley of batshit crazy.

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Response to angrychair (Reply #40)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 09:45 PM

41. The man was a nasty ass bully, and he was STUPID enough to record himself acting like an ass.

The plane captain is the absolute authority as to who rides and who gets the door shut in his face.

And bullying crew and employees sounds like a good reason to deny an asshole a ride.

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Response to angrychair (Reply #40)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 10:04 PM

44. Batshit crazy and kinda' mean, too.

 

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Response to angrychair (Reply #40)

Tue Apr 12, 2016, 02:27 AM

50. "the "captain wasn't comfortable" has a very racially profiling-ish vibe to it"

Yep, totally agree about this and also the batshit crazy part.

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 07:43 PM

31. oh facts...those pesky little things

 

Actually, 12,000 were present and there were over 400 arrests.

There would have been more, but the Capitol police ran out of room at the jail and out of vehicles to transport them.

Not a single lawmaker came outside to talk to the crowd. That's alright...they deserve to be afraid.

BTW, this will go on until April 18th.

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Response to Carol Morgan (Reply #31)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 08:00 PM

33. Wish I could be there. So proud of them for getting out that message.

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Response to Carol Morgan (Reply #31)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 09:16 PM

39. Capitol Police, the same agency that arrested some people for dancing at the Jefferson Memorial.

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Response to PersonNumber503602 (Reply #39)

Tue Apr 12, 2016, 07:03 AM

53. No, it isn't the same people.

That would be the Park Police. The Capitol Police are simply the police for the legislative branch just like the Executive Branch has the Secret Service.

There's more cops and agencies in this town than you can count.

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 07:50 PM

32. Thank you people!

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 11:24 PM

45. Proud to be the 100th recommend.

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Response to Major Hogwash (Reply #45)

Mon Apr 11, 2016, 11:49 PM

46. Thanks!

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Tue Apr 12, 2016, 12:07 AM

47. I post this to my Facebook and of course

no one cares.

It's sad really. It's sad that these people had to get arrested to get five seconds of air time to spotlight a crucial subject that every American should care about.

They don't know and don't care. They THINK they know--but they don't know at all how infected the system is with corrupt influence.

They don't even know--or care how they subsidize some of these things.

They don't care.

That is very frustrating. But to these fine Americans--men and women who do care--I say thank you.

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Tue Apr 12, 2016, 02:43 AM

51. Reuters: FOUR HUNDRED ARRESTED

Police arrested more than 400 protesters outside the U.S. Capitol on Monday from Democracy Spring, an organization seeking to remove big money from politics and combat restrictive voter identification laws.

The mostly calm and orderly demonstration resulted in arrests for what the U.S. Capitol Police called "unlawful demonstration activity" such as crowding and obstruction.

Organizers vowed to repeat the demonstration every day for a week.

The protest was held "to demand Congress take immediate action to end the corruption of big money in our politics and ensure free and fair elections," Democracy Spring said on its website.

The group lists actor Mark Ruffalo and academic Noam Chomsky and dozens of well-known activist groups among its supporters.

"We believe this is the people's house, and Congress should be responsive to the people. We need to protect voting rights," said Peter Callahan, the group's communications coordinator.

Protesters hoisted a scarecrow-like effigy of a corporate lobbyist holding money bags and a sign reading, "Warning: Massive civil disobedience is next."


http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-capitol-demonstration-idUSKCN0X82M1

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Tue Apr 12, 2016, 10:30 AM

57. Locking

 

Post the latest news from reputable mainstream news websites and blogs. Important news of national interest only. No analysis or opinion pieces. No duplicates. News stories must have been published within the last 12 hours. Use the published title of the story as the title of the discussion thread.


There is another thread on this from a reputable source.

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