fill the halls and atrium during a protest inside of the Hart Office Building.
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It’s been a year since Donald Trump was elected President of the United States and people are still gathering in massive .

On Thursday, individuals stormed the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., to shout their pleas for members of to pass a new Dream Act to replace the DACA program Trump ended in September, which impacts nearly 800,000 people who were brought to the U.S. by immigrants.

Though Trump’s administration ended the protection for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children, known as “dreamers,” congress has the power to step in. It needs to move quickly, however, as the DACA protections expire March 5, 2018.

Striking photographs and video taken in the atrium of the Senate office building show crowds of people chanting, cheering, throwing their fists in the air, and demanding congress take action.

Photographs captured several arrests that were made amidst the protests.

A protester is arrested as Dreamers fill the Hart Senate Office Building.

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And banners could be seen calling directly on Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to take action.

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker even shared a snapshot of the crowd that shows a large banner which reads,”GOP WE NEED A CLEAN DREAM ACT BY DECEMBER,” unfurled from an upper level balcony.  

As NBC News reported, students all over the country staged walkouts today in support of a new Dream Act, and crowds of protesters made their way to Capitol Hill in solidarity.

Protests also took place across the country earlier this week, with people gathering outside Arizona Senator Jeff Flake’s office on Tuesday in an attempt to save the dreamers. 

On Wedensday The Hill reported that a group of 25 Democrats vowed they would not vote for a government spending bill unless Congress passes some sort of Dream Act, which could lead to a government shutdown, so we’ll see if the protests prompt some serious action.

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