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Poor People's Campaign protestors were arrested during civil disobedience on June 4 in Columbus, OH. Becker1999 / CC BY 2.0

Dozens of activists with the Poor People's Campaign were arrested and hundreds more blocked from entering government buildings across the country Monday during more than 30 nationwide protests at state capitols.

Many of the protests focused in the government's lack of response during disasters like Hurricane Maria and the Flint water crisis and the disproportionate impact of climate change and pollution on the nation's poor.

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