Some are praising the members of the NAACP and the Alabama NAACP for moving to the front lines of the resistance against the Donald Trump administration, although Sen. Jeff Sessions’ office in Mobile might not seem like the front lines.
In any case, NAACP President Cornell Brooks says they’re not leaving until they’re arrested, or Sessions withdraws his name from consideration for the U.S. Attorney General post.
— Cornell Wm. Brooks (@CornellWBrooks) January 3, 2017
— Rae (@dreamerbeast) January 3, 2017
— Carmen Chandler (@MvcrcCarmen) January 3, 2017
— gc (@gregc60) January 3, 2017
That’s not a particularly big crowd, but who knows? Back in 2013, the Dream Defenders moved into Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s office for a month to protest the state’s “Stand Your Ground” law, prompting visits of support by Jesse Jackson, Harry Belafonte, rapper Talib Kweli, and former NAACP chairman Julian Bond.
After 31 days, though, the group packed up its pillows and laptops and headed out, allegedly to move to the next phase of its fight against “Stand Your Ground.”
The NAACP has received plenty of support for its occupation, but as with so many other protests announced since Nov. 9, it’s only convinced many that Sessions really is the man for the job.
@CornellWBrooks I didn't really have strong feelings on Sessions until now, but your protest confirms he's the right choice for AG. Thanks!
— Uncommon Sense (@failed_testing) January 3, 2017
— Lynn ن (@1US_Patriot) January 3, 2017
@CornellWBrooks let them stay. Bring them sandwiches and coffee. Pull a Putin
— Sean O'Casey (@SeanOCasey1) January 3, 2017
— #BeatClemson (@CrimsonMariner) January 3, 2017
— Mike Merc (@mikemerc57) January 3, 2017
— Charles T. -Downtown (@crack_bass) January 3, 2017
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The protest has grown in size and diversity already.
— Lee Hedgepeth (@ALPolitics) January 3, 2017
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It doesn’t look like Alabama is as willing as Florida was to let occupiers set up camp with pillows and sleeping bags.
— All In w/Chris Hayes (@allinwithchris) January 4, 2017
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— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 19, 2016