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Soulforcers march from the press conference to the vigil in front of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the largest Roman Catholic church in North America, Monday afternoon.

Soulforcers march from the press conference to the vigil in front of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the largest Roman Catholic church in North America, Monday afternoon.

The vigil in front of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

The vigil in front of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

The vigil in front of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

Soulforcers on vigil as day turns into night. The vigil continued from afternoon into evening, ending at 6:15 pm.

Soulforcers on vigil as day turns into night. The vigil continued from afternoon into evening, ending at 6:15 pm.

Mel White leads Soulforcers in prayer on the steps of the National City Christian Church in Washington DC, on the morning of the demonstration and civil disobedience.

William Sloan Coffin, in his wheelchair, crossing the bridge, on his way to the protest Tuesday morning.

Soulforcers arrive at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, in the rain.

Soulforce delegates, hundreds strong, form a complete circle around the lawn in front of the Shrine during the demonstration.

Soulforce delegates, hundreds strong, form a complete circle around the lawn in front of the Shrine during the demonstration.

Soulforce delegates, hundreds strong, form a complete circle around the lawn in front of the Shrine during the demonstration.

Part of the support group across the street from the civil disobedience Tuesday morning.

Soulforcers block the entrance driveway to the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

Soulforcers block the entrance driveway to the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

Soulforcers block the entrance driveway to the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

Soulforce demonstrators, behind a yellow police line, singing "We Shall Overcome" after being placed under arrest by Washington, DC police.

Soulforcers show handcuffs after being arrested, while other delegates continue to be handcuffed by police.

Rev. Mel White, just after being handcuffed at the protest. Grandmother Fran Taft and William Sloan Coffin await arrest and handcuffing in their wheelchairs.

William Sloan Coffin is led to waiting police bus in handcuffs, leaving his wheelchair behind.
 

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