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Jamaal Bowman Among 28 Arrested at Peaceful Voting Rights Protest

HeadlineJan 21, 2022

In Washington, D.C., police arrested 28 nonviolent demonstrators Thursday after they held a sit-in protest outside the Capitol. Among those arrested was progressive New York Congressmember Jamaal Bowman. The activists had been holding a “hunger strike for democracy,” demanding Senate passage of voting rights legislation. The measure appears doomed after conservative Democrats Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin rejected a change to Senate rules that would have allowed its passage with a simple majority.

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