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Demonstrators Raise D.C. Liberty Pole on National Mall to Demand Equality

Demonstrators have set up on the National Mall near the U.S. Capitol to erect a 42-foot “DC Liberty Pole” to call attention to the “lack of political equality” for District residents.


Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-DC. (Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Norton Introduces Bill to End Congressional Review of DC Laws

District of Columbia leaders are pushing on several fronts for Congress not to have any say over the city’s local budget. The district’s delegate to Congress wants the same freedom granted to the rest of the city’s laws.