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Democratic congresswoman arrested during voting rights protest at Capitol

Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus is taken into custody by U.S. Capitol Police officers in the Hart Senate Office Building, after a demonstration supporting the voting rights, on Capitol Hill, Thursday, July 15, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Congresswoman Joyce Beatty, a Democrat of Ohio, was one of nine people arrested during a voting rights protest at the Capitol this afternoon.

Beatty, who serves as the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, shared a photo on Twitter of US Capitol police (USCP)officers putting a zip-tie on her and escorting her out of the building.

“Let the people vote. Fight for justice,” Beatty said in the tweet.

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