Civil Rights Activists Arrested For Protest Over Jeff Sessions As Attorney General

By | January 4, 2017

Several civil rights activists were arrested Tuesday night for staging a sit-in at Sen. Jeff Sessions’ office in Mobile, Ala., to protest his nomination as U.S. attorney general.

The sit-in was staged by the NAACP and portions were broadcast live online. The NAACP has sharply criticized Sessions’ record on civil rights, voting rights and criminal justice reform.

Six of the activists were apparently arrested, including NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks. (NPR)

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