Jesse Jackson and Rev William Barber among demonstrators arrested

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Jesse Jackson delivers an emotional speech yesterday (Getty)
Jesse Jackson delivers an emotional speech yesterday (Getty)

Civil Rights leader Rev Jesse Jackson and Poor People’s Campaign leader Rev William Barber was among those arrested during a demonstration near the US Capitol on Monday.

Mr Jackson, a former presidential candidate who ran in 1984 and 1988, was arrested among other demonstrators during a protest near Capitol Hill calling for an end to the filibuster, voting rights, immigrant rights and a $15 minimum wage.

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Mr Jackson and Mr Barber were among many religious leaders and protesters arrested, according to Religion News Service reporter Jack Jenkins. Police also set up tables to process all the arrests.

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Jackson, who was involved in the civil rights movement in the 1960s, recently joined former Texas Rep Beto O’Rourke in a march for voting rights.

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