Last week, police arrested more than 900 demonstrators in Washington D.C. during protests against "money in politics."
More arrests are expected Monday, the final day of protests when the focus of the non-violent protests turn to voting rights and timely consideration of the Merrick Garland's nomination to the Supreme Court. U.S. Capitol Police have arrested more than 900 protesters through Saturday.
The demonstrations by the group "Democracy Spring" began last Monday. On Saturday, they were joined by the group "Democracy Awakening" who staged sit-ins protesting laws they consider "discriminatory" like the voter ID law.
"Here what you have is a very professional, carefully calibrated and wonderfully orchestrated means of dealing with law enforcement in Washington," said Cornell Brooks, national president and CEO of NAACP.
"It's very different the way young activists who are black and brown are described" and treated, said Brooks, who led the Democracy Awakenings march on Sunday. "Sometimes they are roughed up and assumptions are made that can be very dangerous."
The protestors who were arrested were charged with "crowding, obstructing or incommodating," according to police spokesman Eva Malecki. Many were processed and released at the scene.
On Sunday Malecki said the protestors were "orderly and respectful."
The protestors from Democracy Awakening were told to bring $50 in cash in anticipation of arrests on Monday.
Actress Rosario Dawson posted a YouTube video saying the organizers wanted to break all records with the number of arrests for the event, hoping to surpass 1,000 arrests.
The Democracy Spring event began in Philadelphia with a 140-mile walk to Washington D.C. to "demand Congress take immediate action to end the corruption of big money in our politics and ensure free and fair elections in which every American has an equal voice."