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More than 400 protestors arrested at Capitol Hill demonstration

More than 400 people have been arrested following a demonstration at Washington's Capitol Hill.

The demonstration took place at Capitol Hill on Monday Credit: RTV

Police said those arrested had been acting "unlawfully" by staging the mass sit-in.

It was the first day of what is expected to be a week-long series of demonstrations Credit: RTV

Organised by the group 'Democracy Spring' the demonstration was reportedly set up "to demand Congress take immediate action to end the corruption of big money in our politics and ensure free and fair elections."