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Over 600 #DemocracySpring protesters were arrested on Capitol Hill


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#DemocracySpring protestors marched all the way to Capitol Hill. (Elliott P./Flickr)

#DemocracySpring, a 10-day protest that has reached the White House, saw 400 protesters arrested. That's the largest number of arrests at the Capitol ever.

UPDATE: Over 600 people have been arrested this week.

What's #DemocracySpring?

The group stands against corruption and big money in politics. They had thousands signed up ready to protest and get arrested during the march from Philadelphia's Liberty Bell to the steps of the US Capitol.

The police had to use multiple buses to transport the protesters. One of the participants was Cenk Uygur, a host of "The Young Turks" known for bashing Hillary Clinton.

See Uygur at the protest:

The sit-in is continuing until April 16th. Some people have called it the re-branded #OccupyWallStreet, because the major supporters are left-wing activists.

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Over 600 #DemocracySpring protesters were arrested on Capitol Hill

Anugya Chitransh

Anugya is originally from New Delhi, India. She studied journalism at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in New York, graduating with a master's in international reporting. She plans to travel one day to all the places she reads about. She likes reading fiction, pop music, and going to the beach, but absolutely hates anyone mangling or shortening her name (which is quite common). She binge watches Korean dramas and anime series. She's a freelance writer and has produced content that has appeared in NBC, The Times of India, Time Out Delhi, and other publications.

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