— Pramila Jayapal of the campaign We Belong Together speaking at a rally in Washington, D.C., where more than 100 women were arrested Thursday after blocking an intersection outside the U.S. Capitol building to demand comprehensive immigration reform, including a path to citizenship for millions of undocumented people. More than 20 undocumented women took part in the act of civil disobedience. The protesters came from across the country to call attention to the impact of current U.S. immigration policies on women and children.
A member of the Christian Defense Coalition raises his hands during a prayer vigil outside the Chinese embassy in Washington April 29, 2012. The Christian Defense Coalition held the prayer vigil to call on the Obama administration not to turn Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng back over to the Chinese government after his escape from 19 months of house arrest in China. REUTERS/Benjamin Myers
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