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USA: Third Day of Mass Arrests as Democracy Spring Protest Continues at US Capitol

Wed April 13 2016 8:11 pm
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Hundreds of ‘Democracy Spring’ protesters continued the protest outside the US Capitol in Washington DC on Wednesday, the third day of the demonstration that is calling for money out of politics.

See the Statue of Liberty Arrested in Photos Below …

The Democracy Spring coalition seeks to pass four pieces of legislation:

• The Fair Elections Now Act allocates public funding of elections

• The Government by the People Act improves the weight of small political contributions

• The proposed Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2015 updates the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to protect voters from voter suppression

• The Democracy for All constitutional amendment would limit the spending of organizations and firms in elections, legislatively overturning the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. FEC decision

Over 400 people, many of them senior citizens were arrested on the first day on April 11, 2016. Cenk Uygur, host of the TV show Young Turks and retired Philadelphia Police Captain Ray Lewis, who wears his retired uniform at protests, were taken into custody. Many of the protestors are supporters of Bernie Sanders, although the coalition is reported to be bipartisan. Over 3,500 people from 33 states have pledged to participate.

From the Daily Sheeple …
Many of us have known this for a long time, but it’s heartwarming to see many more new people and especially older generations are waking up.

One has to wonder… are the cops sent down to arrest peacefully elderly protesters even remotely starting to feel like schoolyard bullies? Like a goon squad? Like the expendable bad guys in a cartoon who “are going to do what the establishment, the oligarchy, wants from them?”

Like anti-American scum? Because they quite obviously aren’t “serving and protecting” the American people here. They are a gestapo serving and protecting their masters at “the Capitol,” the elite who uphold and proliferate our corrupt, tyrannical system.

The people were officially arrested for “unlawful demonstration activity” because they refused to disperse. The Capitol Police processed and released them on the scene. Makes you wonder why they even bothered? What was the point?
Just to symbolically treat elderly people exercising their First Amendment rights as enshrined in the Bill of Rights like cattle?

How can these cops look themselves in the mirror and not see this? Not see what kind of minions they have been reduced to?
They are standing on the wrong side of the line.

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