“Democracy Spring” protests in DC led to arrests

Protests occurred at the U.S. Capitol yesterday, as Americans called for the end of big money and corporate lobbying influence over politics

The massive protest was organized in front of the iconic building of the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C., under the name of “Democracy Spring”, as activists from more than 140 organizations have called for better control over the influence of big money and corporate lobby over America’s political stage before the elections.

Police has arrested over 400 people during the U.S. Capitol movement. Crowding, law-obstruction and law-hindering were quoted during the arrests.

The leader-activists, who last week have gathered together in an organized march from Philadelphia to Washington D.C., are aiming to repeat the acts of civil disobedience and have scheduled more protests in Washington for every day of the coming week.

The “Democracy Spring” protest’s manifesto quotes:

“Poll after poll shows transpartisan public frustration with the corrupt status quo reaching new, nearly unanimous highs. Voters in Maine and Seattle just passed bold new anti-corruption laws to enact citizen funded elections. A growing democracy movement has lifted this issue into the public debate. Yet Congress refuses to act.

“The stage is set for a bold intervention to turn the tinder of passive public frustration into a fire that transforms the political climate in America, that sparks a popular movement that can’t be stopped.

“This spring, in the heart of the primary season, as the national election begins to take center stage, Americans of all ages, faiths, political perspectives, and walks of life will bring the popular cry for change to Washington in a way that’s impossible to ignore: with nonviolent civil disobedience on a historic scale.

“We will demand that Congress listen to the People and take immediate action to save our democracy. And we won’t leave until they do — or until they send thousands of us to jail, along with the unmistakable message that our country needs a new Congress, one that that will end the legalized corruption of our democracy and ensure that every American has an equal voice in government.”