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Video Reaction: D.C. Residents Protest Lack of Representation
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Today Congress' new era begins.  Yesterdau, the DC Vote organization, D.C. citizens, and Mayor Vincent Gray congregated at the Rayburn House Office Building to protest the city’s lack of representation and to support Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton and her hope to remain on the Committee of the Whole.

“There are, I understand, 183 democratic countries in the world,” Joanna London, one of many frustrated D.C. residents at the event, said.  “Not a single one of them, except for the United States, which likes to promote democracy around the world, not a single one of these other countries deprives the people in their capitals of voting in their national legislature. I mean do you think that the people in Kabul, Afghanistan or Baghdad, Iraq do not have representation in the national legislatures? They do, but we don’t.”

London wasn’t the only one with strong words about D.C.’s lack of representation.

Check out the video above to more reaction.

For more coverage on this issue, read Surae Chinn's article with video on WUSA9.com.

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