A Democracy Spring rally was held Monday in Washington, D.C., and Cenk Uygur, host of “The Young Turks,” was one of more than 400 people arrested.

The planned act of civil obedience was designed to call attention to government corruption, get money out of politics and restore free and fair elections. More Democracy Spring protests are scheduled through the week.

—Posted by Eric Ortiz


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