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Police arrest out Black lawmaker for knocking on governor’s door

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Georgia Rep. Park Cannon (D) was arrested after knocking on the governor’s door Out Georgia Rep. Park Cannon (D) has been arrested for knocking on the governor’s door as he was signing legislation to roll back voting rights in the state and is now facing two charges, including one felony charge.

Video that has been shared online shows Cannon, who is Black, talking to a white Georgia State Patrol trooper in front of the door of Gov. Brian Kemp (R) as he signed a bill that increases voter ID requirements for absentee ballots, allows state officials to take over local elections, limits the use of ballot drop boxes, and even makes it a crime to give water to people standing in line to vote.

An officer blocks Cannon and she starts knocking on the door. He grabs her hand and arrests her, pulling her out of the building in handcuffs. Other people try to ask why the troopers are arresting her and witnesses said that the troopers were repeatedly told that she is a legislator.

“There is no reason for me to be arrested. I am a legislator!” Park says in the video. She was taken to a local jail and processed […]

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