Video footage showed Democratic Rep. Park Cannon being handcuffed and escorted out of the state capitol building after she knocked on the office door of Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp while he was in the process of signing a new law that increases statewide voting restrictions. Cannon was charged with two felonies.
Rep. Park Cannon was with a few other protesters when she knocked on Kemp’s office door, demanding that the public be allowed to witness the announcement of the bill signing. The legislation requires ID for absentee ballots, limits drop boxes, and changes early voting hours.
“She was advised that she was disturbing what was going on inside and if she did not stop, she would be placed under arrest,” Georgia State Patrol spokesperson Lt. W. Mark Riley told the Journal-Constitution. “Rep. Cannon refused to stop knocking on the door.”
She was charged with “Preventing or Disrupting General Assembly Sessions or Other Meetings or Members” and “Willful Obstruction Of Law Enforcement Officers By Use Of Threats Or Violence. Both are felony charges.