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Poor People’s Campaign: Hundreds Arrested Across U.S. in Nonviolent Protests

HeadlineMay 30, 2018

Back in the United States, hundreds of people were arrested in cities across the country Tuesday in nonviolent protests calling for an end to economic inequality, militarism and racial injustice, organized by the new Poor People’s Campaign. In Missouri, dozens of people held a sit-in protest at the state Capitol building, calling for a minimum wage of $15 an hour. In Nashville, Tennessee, 20 people were arrested as they protested for gun control and against militarism ahead of a visit by President Trump. In Washington, D.C., dozens of protesters were arrested as they held a civil disobedience protest outside the office of Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

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