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Those in court today are the protesters who chose not to pay a $50 collateral fee and forfeit a right to a court date after being arrested at the April 11 protests.

The 15 people will answer the charge of unlawful assembly, and blocking passage for sitting down and blocking Constitution Avenue, near the Capitol Building.

The protest was to voice opposition to the Congressional budget agreement that restricts the District from using local tax dollars for abortion services for the rest of the year. The deal also extended a school voucher program

The protests have sparked a string of public demonstrations. There was a student-led protest on Capitol Hill April 15 -- D.C.'s Emancipation Day -- to advocate for D.C. voting rights.

And on Wednesday, D.C. Council member Mary Cheh was arrested along with six other women for civil disobedience during a protest against a House bill that would permanently ban the District from funding abortions.

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