The Huffington Post reports:
Georgia state Rep. Park Cannon (D) was arrested and charged with felony obstruction on Thursday night after she protested the signing of a restrictive new bill that will dramatically limit access to voting for communities of color.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution first reported that Cannon, a Black woman who has served in the Georgia House of Representatives since 2016, was detained by Georgia State Patrol officers after she attempted to witness the signing of the law.
“Why are you arresting her?” This Facebook Live video from @TWareStevens shows the moment authorities detained state Rep. Park Cannon as @GovKemp was behind those doors signing elections restrictions into law. #gapol pic.twitter.com/U1xMJ6tZrY
— Greg Bluestein (@bluestein) March 25, 2021
Hey everyone, thank you for your support. I’ve been released from jail. I am not the first Georgian to be arrested for fighting voter suppression. I’d love to say I’m the last, but we know that isn’t true. #SB202
— Representative Park Cannon (@Cannonfor58) March 26, 2021
I stand with Georgia State Rep. Park Cannon (@Cannonfor58), who was arrested and CHARGED WITH A FELONY for … for what?
For *knocking on Gov. Kemp’s office door* as she tried to observe the cowardly closed-door signing ceremony for the voter suppression law. pic.twitter.com/hpp6ZQxo2r
— Jon Ossoff (@ossoff) March 26, 2021
Sen. Warnock just visited jailed state Rep. Park Cannon, who was arrested at the Georgia state Capitol, per his office
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) March 26, 2021
Rep. Park Cannon was arrested for knocking on Brian Kemp’s door as he was signing an egregious voter suppression bill. This is disgusting. These officers had no right to arrest her or treat her so aggressively. They should face repercussions and Rep. Cannon must be released. pic.twitter.com/YueplkTu7I
— Ben O’Keefe (he/him) (@benjaminokeefe) March 26, 2021
— stephen fowler (@stphnfwlr) March 25, 2021