GIORNO DELLO SCIOPERO DELLA FAME 6: Activists 'escalate' action, arrested on US Capitol steps

This is our house, this is a civil disobedienceactivists said as they moved passed Capitol Police officers towards the steps, where they sat and chanted, pleading the Senate pass voting rights legislation.

The group began at Union Station and marched to the Capitol. Molti dei 29 arrestato, which included one minor, were on the sixth day of a hunger strike as part of their protest.

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Ain’t going to let no filibuster turn me around, turn me around,” the group, including youth activists, faith leaders, and civil rights organizers sang.

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Gli Stati Uniti. Capitol Police gave three warnings before moving in to arrest the demonstrators.

Preliminarily charges will be crossing a police line, and crowding/obstruction/incommoding,” Capitol Police told Fox News. Shana Gallagher, chi in precedenza ha parlato con Fox News, was among those arrested.

Hunger strikers chant and sing on U.S. Capitol steps

Hunger strikers chant and sing on U.S. Capitol steps (Fox News Digital/Lisa Bennatan)

Brandon Ortega explained why the group risked arrest.

“Sfortunatamente, the hunger strike was no longer being cared about by our senators,” the college student told Fox News as the group was arrested. “Our futures and lives are hanging in the balance of this bill getting passed, and so we’re out here escalating even further.

Hunger strikers march from  Union Station to the U.S. Campidoglio

Hunger strikers march from Union Station to the U.S. Campidoglio (Fox News Digital/Lisa Bennatan)

The group is advocating the Senato pass the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act, a combination of voto fatture. Democrats have argued the legislation prevents voter suppression, while Republicans argue the legislation would open elections to fraud.

29 demonstrators were arrested on Tuesday on the U.S. Capitol steps

29 demonstrators were arrested on Tuesday on the U.S. Capitol steps (Fox News Digital/Lisa Bennatan)

But Democrats lack the votes to pass the legislation. Suo. Joe Manchin has repeatedly refused to give into his colleagues demands that he support a measure that would effectively lift the filibuster and lower the number of votes needed.

The West Virginia Democrat said he was willing to face a primary challenge over the issue.

I’ve been primaried my whole life, that would not be anything new for me,” Manchin ha detto ai giornalisti.

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