At US Capitol, 100s protest money in politics

2016-04-12 05:13
Voting rights reform demonstrators stage a sit-in at the Capitol in Washington, urging lawmakers to take money out of the political process. (J Scott Applewhite, AP)

Voting rights reform demonstrators stage a sit-in at the Capitol in Washington, urging lawmakers to take money out of the political process. (J Scott Applewhite, AP)

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Washington - Hundreds of protesters have flocked to the US Capitol for a demonstration against the role of money in politics, prompting mass arrests by the Capitol police force.

The peaceful demonstration is part of a series of protests in Washington by a coalition of groups and is called "Democracy Spring."

The demonstrators chanted slogans like "one person, one vote" and "money out of politics" as they sat on the East Front of the Capitol. Some of the protesters marched from Philadelphia to Washington over the past week.

Police led dozens of protesters away in plastic handcuffs.

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