At the state Capitol building in Atlanta a protest drew the attention of Sen. Nikema Williams. But after demanding demonstrators disperse, authorities arrested Williams.
“I stood peacefully next to my constituents because they wanted their voices to be heard, and now I’m being arrested,” Williams explained to reporters as her hands were zip-tied by police. “And now I’m being arrested.”
The protest was in response to the growing concern involving the governor race between Republican Brian Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams.
The chants of “Count every vote!” quickly turned to “Let her go!” as Williams and others were taken into custody.
State Senator Nan Orrock commented on the event saying, “When a sitting senator, who is the vice chair of the state Democratic Party, is thrown into a paddy wagon at the state capitol, it is a stark reminder that our right to freely assemble is at risk.”