First-term Georgia state Sen. Nikema Williams (D-Atlanta) was among a handful of demonstrators detained and removed from the Capitol during a protest on Tuesday.
Sen. Williams, a sitting senator and the vice chair of the state Democratic Party was thrown into a paddy wagon at the state capitol.
In a released video, the senator said, “I was not yelling. I was not chanting,” Williams said in the video. “I stood peacefully next to my constituents because they wanted their voices to be heard, and now I’m being arrested.” The demonstration leading to her arrest was sparked by concerns over the ongoing recount in the too-close-to-call governor’s race between Republican Brian Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams. • • •
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