Poor People's Campaign civil disobedience at Capitol demands voting rights, end to fillibuster

Video of the civil disobedience and arrests 2 min 14 sec

On the 19th of July, the second of a sequence of "Moral Mondays" protests by the Poor People's Campaign included a major civil disobedience and more than 75 arrests at a blockade on 1st st NE by the US Capitol. Demands included an end to the filibuster, full restoration of the 1965 Voting Rights act, new Federal voting rights legislation, and an increase in the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

This entirely nonviolent civil disobedience was quite the contrast to the brutal battles fought around and inside the Capitol on Jan 6. If the purpose of this civil disobedience is not achieved however, it is likely that Trump will again attempt to steal an election in 2024, and the violence of the Proud Boys could well return. Without voting rights protections, enough people of color will likely be deterred or prevented from voting to put the Trumpist wing of the GOP inside cheating range of winning almost everything.

Moral Mondays march from the Supreme Court to the US Capitol

Starting rally at the US Supreme Court

Blockade at 1st st NE and Constitution Ave

Cops move in to make arrests

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