TYT Host Cenk’ Uygur Reportedly Arrested in Washington DC at Democracy Spring Event [Live feed]

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Cenk Uygur, host of the Young Turks, was arrested Monday afternoon at the Democracy Spring protest in Washington, DC.

Thousands of people concerned about big money in politics, congressional dysfunction, and voter disenfranchisement are converging on Washington, DC for a week-long program of civil disobedience, teach-ins, rallies, and marches.

The Public Citizen and 99Rise.org organizations are unifying a coalition of groups, including Greenpeace, the AFL-CIO, NAACP, National Nurses Union, and civil rights movements. The groups streamed into the nation’s capital on Monday.

At least 400 people were arrested during Monday’s sit-in at the US Capitol building. The protesters were willing to be arrested to highlight their demands for fair elections and the removal of the influence of corporate money on politics. 



Video from The Young Turks on Uygur’s arrest 

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Video: Cenk Uygur from protest in Washington, D.C.

Video: Police warn protesters they will be arrested


 



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Danny F. Quest, is an artist, blogger, journalist, and media personality. Co. Founder of TheTruther.us, Danny works as a Freelance journalist and graphic designer for WeAreChange.org, author of ‘120 characters or less’ The guide to winning a debate in the Digtal age. Danny is also working on two documentary films, I love my country but hate what they are doing” and “30 days in Gaza” depicting what it is for Palestinians to live under Israeli occupation.

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