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with Chris Hedges
VisionPlanetMedia on Apr 15, 2016
Democracy Spring activists stage sit in at U.S. Capitol of the fifth day of protests. Over 1000 are arrested in the week long series of actions. Rosario Dawson, Chris Hedges, and Dr. Lawrence Lessig are among those arrested on Student and youth day.
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Updated: April 16, 2016
Democracy Now! on Apr 12, 2016
http://democracynow.org – More than 400 people were arrested Monday in a massive sit-in on the steps of the U.S. Capitol to protest the influence of big money and corporate lobbying in politics. The protest, organized under the name Democracy Spring, brought together activists from about 140 organizations who marched from Philadelphia to Washington last week. Similar acts of civil disobedience are scheduled throughout the week in Washington. We speak to Kai Newkirk, campaign director of Democracy Spring and co-founder and an organizer with 99Rise. He was arrested yesterday in the action at the U.S. Capitol.