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).