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Hundreds protest in Washington against money in politics

Published 11/04/2016

Voting rights reform demonstrators stage a sit-in at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, April 11, 2016, urging lawmakers to take money out of the political process. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Voting rights reform demonstrators stage a sit-in at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, April 11, 2016, urging lawmakers to take money out of the political process. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Alejandra Pablos of Arizona leads a chant as voting rights reform demonstrators stage a sit-in at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, April 11, 2016, urging lawmakers to take money out of the political process. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Alejandra Pablos of Arizona, lower right, leads a chant as voting rights reform demonstrators stage a sit-in at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, April 11, 2016, urging lawmakers to take money out of the political process. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
U.S. Capitol Police move in to make arrests as voting rights reform demonstrators stage a sit-in at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, April 11, 2016, urging lawmakers to get money out of the political process. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
U.S. Capitol Police move in to make arrests as voting rights reform demonstrators stage a sit-in at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, April 11, 2016, urging lawmakers to get money out of the political process. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Hundreds of protesters have flocked to the US Capitol for a demonstration against the role of money in politics, prompting mass arrests by police.

The peaceful demonstration is part of a series of protests in Washington this week by a coalition of groups and is called "Democracy Spring".

The demonstrators chanted slogans like "one person, one vote" and "money out of politics" as they sat on the East Front of the Capitol. Some of the protesters marched from Philadelphia to Washington over the past week.

Police led dozens of protesters away in plastic handcuffs.

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