Georgia Dem Arrested After Repeatedly Defying Police And Hammering on Governor's Door During Protest

An incursion into the Georgia state Capitol on Thursday resulted in the arrest of a Democratic state lawmaker who was protesting Georgia’s voting reform bill.

Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signed the reform bill Thursday after both houses of the Georgia legislature passed the measure, according to WAGA-TV.

Kemp was conducting a signing ceremony at the time Democratic state Rep. Park Cannon made her disturbance.

Cannon wanted to crash the ceremony after taking part in a Democratic protest of the Republican-supported reforms.

The incident took place outside the door to Kemp’s office, which was roped off and bore a sign saying it was restricted to the governor’s staff.

The Georgia State Patrol issued a statement summarizing the incident, which was chronicled on video.



“Rep. Cannon went inside the stanchions and began knocking on the door. Rep. Cannon was instructed to stop knocking on the door and that Governor Kemp was having a press conference inside,” the statement said, according to WAGA.

“Rep. Cannon continued to knock on the door and was instructed again to stop knocking on the door. She was advised that she was disturbing what was going on inside and if she did not stop, she would be placed under arrest.”

“Rep. Cannon stepped back for a moment and then stepped back up to the door and started knocking on the door again. She was again advised if she did not stop, she would be arrested for obstruction and disturbing the press conference,” the statement continued.

“Rep. Cannon refused to stop knocking on the door. Rep. Cannon was placed under arrest and escorted out of the Capitol.”

After being detained, Cannon asked where she was being taken and demanded that troopers stop what they were doing.

Cannon was charged with a felony punishable by one to five years in jail, obstruction of law enforcement and preventing or disrupting General Assembly sessions or other meetings of members.

She was released late Thursday evening after being briefly detained at the Fulton County jail. Her arrest ignited anger on social media.

“This is a desperate attempt to lockout and squeeze the people out of their own democracy,” Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock of Georgia said, upon hearing Cannon was detained by police.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

Responses

  1. If I was LE, Rep. Park Cannon would have been told once to stop knocking. When she did it the second time, she would have been arrested. No one is above the law.

  2. Where is the voter suppression?? Every time identification is required for voting, they claim suppression. Do they claim that at the bank, car registration, welfare office, train station, bus station, airport, drug store, gun store, passport office, etc.? No. But, voter ID stops cheating and Democrat voters don’t like that. Lying, cheating, corrupt Democrats.

    1. They only claim when their cheating can’t continue. This is the norm for blacks in America. Americans are tired of black BS and these radicals need to be hauled to court.

  3. Who was the “What did she do” bird? “She din do nuttin”. Another asswipe resisting arrest.

  4. Well, if WARNOCK said anything, it was a lie. Most racist Georgia politician. Rep Park Cannon was warned by signs and by guards. She stopped for a moment and then continued-a direct violation of the law. If it had been a white Republican, he/she would be rotting in jail now.
    Leftists are always given passes. Remember the attacks by crazed ‘feminists’ on Congresspeople and Capitol Police Officers at the Kavanaugh confirmation? Wasn’t that pretty equivalent to the Jan 6 Capitol Riot? Clawing on the Senate doors, screaming, blocking access….NO ARRESTS.

  5. Jayjay,
    Did you not comprehend this sentence.

    Quoted from the above article: “Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signed the reform bill Thursday after both houses of the Georgia legislature passed the measure, according to WAGA-TV.”

    Here I will explain it to you, the bill passed BOTH the State House and the State Senate.
    The time to protest is when it is your part of the State Congress.
    Her colleagues past the bill.
    If she wants to protest, what she thinks is unconstitutional, then take it to the State Supreme court, which is her right.
    She does not have the right to interfere or disrupt in the signing of a bill that passed both the State House and the State Senate.
    Perhaps there were Covid restrictions in place

  6. Why should she be treated any differently than the people who were doing essentially the same thing to Congress on Jan. 6? The FBI ought to be raiding her home to find out if she’s part of any conspiracy against Governor Kemp. She may have been there to try and kidnap or kill him, same as they say about the frustrated citizens on Jan. 6. How do we know? She needs to be investigated and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law for “interfering with the Democratic process” and for “violating the sacred halls” of the Governor’s office. Or should she get a pass because she’s black or because she’s one of the elites in government? What’s good for he goose….

  7. knock…knock… who’s there ? the black boogy woman… knock…knock… who’s there… no one, I just got arrested for being a dumb ass… you can’t make this kind of ignorance up… where in the hell did these people go to school at… where were the parents while they grew up… wow…just wow

  8. Double standard at its worst. An elected official is knocking on the door of the governor who is rushing through unconstitutional voting laws affecting her constituents and is a law meant to obstruct minorities from voting and the reason is based on the BIG LIE!! Make no mistake. The laws Kemp signed are meant to take the voting power away from the American VOTERS!! The leadership of the GOP are cheaters plain and simple! This won’t stand!!!

    1. OK skippy, here’s your chance to tell all of us just WHAT is unconstitutional in this bill. You can’t because you have NO EFFIN IDEA about what you are talking about. You have the floor. Explain what the “BIG LIE” is and just how this bill is unconstitutional. Either take the time to explain your position or crawl back under the rock you crawled out from under for good.

  9. Hammering? She knocked. She was warned though and continued so she was arrested – period. If there was no actual law broken then the charges can be easily dropped, which i suspect they will be.

    1. hey phoenix.. its called harassment and obstruction, then add on the fact that she was warned and ignored the police, because she feels entitled, and then resisted arrest…. how hard was this for anyone to figure out…. just because your black, a woman and fat does not give you rights to harass another law maker…. why, exactly do you think she has the rights to harass another law maker… because she does not agree with the law he just signed…. then I guess it would be all right to harass her when she writes a bill…. see, it goes both ways… get over it.. she is a dumb ass and acted like a dumb ass on camera… end of story, move along doggy…

  10. well… when you watch the vid its pretty obvoius ” Resisting Arrest ” charges at the minimum… good for her, she now has a criminal record on line… with a vid… ha ha ha

    1. She tried to talk to the somone, or the media that was there – hardly Resisting Arrest. A criminal record will only start once proven guilty. Good luck with that

      1. it seems suzanne is blind and dumb… watch the video again… she had to be dragged out of there… she did not just walk out.. thats called resisting arrest…. you should be old enough to see for yourelf …. don’t be a putz

    2. The felony charge with get her removed from the General Assembly. Back to square one for Cannon.

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