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Police Disband NAACP Sit-In At Jeff Sessions’ Office, Six Arrested

Mobile, AL police diffused a NAACP sit-in to protest the nomination of US Sen. Jeff Sessions as US attorney general, with at least six people arrested.

Five men and one woman, including Jackson State University graduate and NAACP President Cornell W. Brooks, were arrested late Tuesday.

Brooks shared a photo of himself, Alabama NAACP President Benard Simelton, and two others on his Twitter page on Tuesday afternoon that says “the NAACP and the Alabama NAACP are occupying the Mobile office of Jeff Sessions—until he withdraws as an AG nominee or we’re arrested.”

According to Mobile police, they face charges of criminal trespass in the second-degree.

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Tommy G. Meade Jr.

Tommy G. Meade Jr.

Tommy G. Meade Jr. is the Editor-in-Chief of HBCU Buzz. He is a Central State University alum and is a proud member of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.

Meade formerly was a Staff Writer for HBCU Buzz. In 2012, he was selected by Luke Lawal Jr. to lead HBCU Buzz.