The Young Turks Host Live Tweets #DemocracySpring, Most Capitol Arrests Ever


It’s been a heavy few days for Cenk Uygur, host and founder of The Young Turks and livestreamer of airport drama. Today, the man attended the sit-in portion of Democracy Spring, a large-scale demonstration against corruption and money in politics. Over the last week, participants marched from Philadelphia to D.C. Today, 3000 of them vowed that they weren’t afraid to get arrested and sat around the capitol in protest.

Uygur live tweeted much of the event. Below, you’ll find some of the highlights along with parts of the livestream from The Young Turks.

The Young Turks live from the Democracy Spring: Sit In. Save Democracy. protest in Washington, District of Columbia – The police are arresting people now.

Posted by The Young Turks on Monday, April 11, 2016

(That is police reformist Michael A. Wood, Jr.)

(His claims have been backed up by others present.)

He retweeted this video of himself chanting:

As of this writing, he is still there documenting the event. This post will be updated if he is arrested.

UPDATE — 4:57 p.m. EST:

We have received this comment from Uygur:

I’m risking arrest today at our nation’s capital because our representatives don’t represent us anymore. We have asked them to take action countless times to get money out of politics. We want something very simple – restore free and fair elections. Because of their inaction we take action today. It is obvious that Congress is awash in corruption. Today we begin civil disobedience against that corruption.

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