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Democracy spring, media blackout

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posted on Apr, 11 2016 @ 07:35 PM
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Thousands of protesters staged a sit in in d.c. today. So many were arrested that the police had to stop because they ran out of room.

This went on all day, and only made the news in the last hour or so.

#democracyspring on the tweets.




posted on Apr, 11 2016 @ 07:41 PM
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a reply to: stormson

You can't protest the government. Just hush and watch your regularly scheduled programming.




posted on Apr, 11 2016 @ 07:44 PM
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www.foxnews.com...

www.cnn.com...

www.npr.org...

What media black out???

Oh, and btw - it was actually more like 600, not "thousands" with about 400 arrested.
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posted on Apr, 11 2016 @ 08:03 PM
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a reply to: eriktheawful
Of course theres no wide angle or overhead footage so they can claim any amount of people....but it looks like more than 600 to this old sod.....
Id like to see a better shot of the whole crowd....but mmmmmmm I doubt we will.....



posted on Apr, 11 2016 @ 08:06 PM
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a reply to: eriktheawful

None of those links existed about two hours ago. I didn't see them anyway. I searched and only an article on RT showed around 6 o'clock after going on all day.



posted on Apr, 11 2016 @ 08:13 PM
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a reply to: bandersnatch

www.wzzm13.com...


Actually, 600 looks to be optimistic.
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posted on Apr, 11 2016 @ 08:14 PM
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Since when is a protest in DC news? It happens pretty much once a week at least.



posted on Apr, 11 2016 @ 08:18 PM
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a reply to: MrSpad

Since 400+ get arrested and the news doesn't mention it till way late in the evening.



posted on Apr, 11 2016 @ 08:30 PM
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originally posted by: stormson
Thousands of protesters staged a sit in in d.c. today. So many were arrested that the police had to stop because they ran out of room.

This went on all day, and only made the news in the last hour or so.

#democracyspring on the tweets.


What law(s) were they breaking? You can't just arrest someone without a law being broken. Were they trespassing?



posted on Apr, 11 2016 @ 09:11 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus

Probably.

It was a sit in.



posted on Apr, 11 2016 @ 09:41 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus

They were charged with "crowding, obstructing and incommoding" according to the Capitol Police.

a reply to: eriktheawful

Yep, looks like 600 showed up for the sit in. It's supposed to be going on throughout the week culminating in a larger event which they're calling Democracy Awakening.

Here's what they want passed specifically:

The Voting Rights Advancement Act (H.R. 2867, S. 1659

The Voter Empowerment Act (H.R. 12)

The Democracy For All Amendment (H.J.Res. 22, S.J.Res. 5)

Fair Elections Now Act (S. 1538)

Government by the People Act or H.R. 20[

They're also protesting for "fair consideration" of a nominee to fill the SCOTUS vacancy.
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