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NAACP Stages Sit-In Protest at Sen. Sessions' Office

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Sen. Jeff Sessions (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 03 Jan 2017 04:35 PM

Members of the NAACP and its Alabama chapter occupied Sen. Jeff Sessions' local office Tuesday in a sit-in protest of his nomination to serve as attorney general.

NAACP President Cornell William Brooks posted a photo of the protesters on his Twitter feed, which shows Brooks and three other people on the floor in Sessions' Mobile, Ala. office.

According to the Montgomery Advertiser, the NAACP brought a list of five reasons why it believes Sessions should not serve as attorney general under President Donald Trump after the latter takes office Jan. 20.

The adviser identifies the protesters as Brooks, NAACP Alabama President Bernard Simelton, Mobile Branch President Lizzetta McConnell, and Joe Keffer from the Alabama moral movement.

"We're just sitting in his office. We presented some demands to Sen. Sessions and have not heard anything back, so we're going to remain here until we do," Simelton told the Advertiser. "We wanted to talk to him and explain our demands directly to him.

"We're doing what we're well within our rights to do. It's a public office, we're not disturbing the peace. We're doing work too. We're having a great day here."

Brooks even tweeted that someone in Boston had ordered himself and his fellow protesters pizza.

Trump nominated Sessions, who has served in the Senate since 1997, to lead the Department of Justice Nov. 18. His two-day confirmation hearing with the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled for Jan. 10-11.

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