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On 3 January, six members of the US ‘National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’ (NAACP) were arrested after they occupied the Mobile, Alabama, offices of president Donald Trump’s nominee for US attorney-general.
The civil rights group was protesting at Jeff Sessions’ nomination because of his racist and sexist words and actions, and his record on civil rights, voting rights and criminal justice reform.
Those arrested included including NAACP president Cornell William Brooks.
The following week the group Ultraviolet brought five survivors of sexual assault to meet with senators to confront Sessions’s record of violence against women.