Georgia State Legislator Arrested In Protest Of Voting Restriction Bill In Front Of Governor’s Office


In a video posted on social media, A Georgia Capitol police officer speaks with the Democrat outside the door of Republican Governor Brian Kemp’s office.

After knocking on the office door during Kemp’s signing of SB 202, an electoral reform bill, Cannon is seen being carried by several officers with her hands handcuffed behind her back.

Attorney Gerald Griggs told CNN that he represents Cannon. Griggs said he was in the Fulton County Jail working to free Cannon after she was booked on felony obstruction charges. CNN has reached out to the Georgia State Patrol, but has not independently confirmed the charges.

“We are currently getting her out of jail. We are also gathering information on the case. There are several videos and we are in contact with the district attorney,” Griggs told CNN.

In the video, others on Capitol Hill can be heard with Cannon asking officers, “Why are you arresting her?”

CNN has reached out to Kemp’s office for comment.

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