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NAACP President Cornell William Brooks and Stephen Green, the body's youth director, were arrested Monday in a congressman's district office in Virginia over a six-hour sit-in protest on voting rights, the NAACP said.The men were cited for the protest at the office of U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte in Roanoke, Virginia to demand restoration of parts of the Voting Rights Act, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People said in a statement.The pair, and a small group of protesters, had hoped to persuade Goodlatte, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, to hold hearings on state voting laws proposed after the Supreme Court ruled that nine states no longer had to get federal approval for voting rule changes that affect minorities.
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