NAACP President, Colleagues Stage Sit-In at Sen. Jeff Sessions Office

By the Web Editors 1-03-2017
Courtesy of Cornell William Brooks via Twitter (@cornellwbrooks)

Cornell Brooks, President of the NAACP, and other NAACP Alabama colleagues are occupying Sen. Jeff Sessions’ office until he withdraws as attorney general nominee or they’re arrested, going live on social media from Sessions' Mobile, Alabama office.

Sitting in Senator Jeff Sessions office

Posted by NAACP on Tuesday, January 3, 2017

They also tweeted out this image today:

As reported in Colorlines, the group and others have called out Sessions for his racist history and in particular cited the Senate Judiciary Committee rejecting Sessions “for a federal judgeship because it felt he was racist.” Earlier in December, clergy gathered outside the Capitol to denounce Trump’s cabinet picks as well. Sessions has yet to release a statement about the sit-in.

Visit Colorlines to read the full story.

Updated on Jan. 4, 2017 at 1:15pm:

Cornell Brooks and five other protesters from the NAACP were arrested on Jan. 3, during the sit-in. They face charges of second-degree criminal trespass.

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