Georgia State Rep. Dragged Out Of State Capitol For Knocking On Governor’s Door While He Was Signing Bill

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Democratic Georgia state Rep. Park Cannon was arrested Thursday by the State Capitol Police during a protest against the passing of a controversial election overhaul bill.

A video posted on Twitter shows Cannon actively resisting two law enforcement officers escorting her out of the Georgia Capitol building. Democratic Rep. Erica Thomas and other anti-election reform bill activists can be seen loudly protesting the situation.

Cannon reportedly knocked on Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s door, as he was signing the 95-page long S.B. 202 bill passed by Georgia Senate Thursday into law, NPR reported. The Democratic representative’s actions interrupted Kemp’s prepared remarks, so the officers had to drag her out, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC).

“It is unbelievable that there are still some people trying to stop people from voting today. You are changing the rules, cutting the voting hours, and making it more difficult for people to vote,” Thomas said, according to the report. “Too many people fought, bled and died for our right to vote.” (RELATED: Schumer Accused Georgia Republicans Of Eliminating Sunday Voting. There’s More To The Story)

The new bill touches on almost every single facet of the electoral process in the state, including institution of a photo I.D. requirement for absentee voting and shortening of the early voting period, the AJC reported.

“What I’m worried about is how un-American this whole initiative is. It’s sick,” President Joe Biden commented Thursday on the legislation, according to the New York Times.