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Georgia Dem Arrested After Defying Police and Hammering on Gov’s Door During Protest

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An incursion into the Georgia state Capitol on Thursday resulted in the arrest of a Democratic state lawmaker who was protesting Georgia’s voting reform bill.

Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signed the reform bill Thursday after both houses of the Georgia legislature passed the measure, according to WAGA-TV.

Kemp was conducting a signing ceremony at the time Democratic state Rep. Park Cannon made her disturbance.

Cannon wanted to crash the ceremony after taking part in a Democratic protest of the Republican-supported reforms.

The incident took place outside the door to Kemp’s office, which was roped off and bore a sign saying it was restricted to the governor’s staff.

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