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NAACP President Arrested During Sit-In on Anniversary of Voting Rights Act

naacpsitin( – NAACP President/CEO Cornell William Brooks was arrested and charged with trespassing Monday after he and the Roanoke NAACP Youth Council refused to leave the Roanoke office of Congressman Bob Goodlatte as they staged a sit-in.

The charges came after a six-hour, nonviolent protest calling for restoration of the Voting Rights Act in Goodlatte’s office. Goodlatte is chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.

“After refusing to leave the building, buy cialis tabs Brooks was cited by Roanoke Police Department at the end of the business day along with Stephen Green, national director for the NAACP Youth and College Division. Both men were accompanied throughout the afternoon by members of the Roanoke NAACP and youth council, local media and NAACP supporters,” the NAACP said in a release.

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