Cartoonist Arrested After Protesting GEORGIA Immigration Policies

Eleanor Davis
Credit: Eleanor Davis
Credit: Eleanor Davis

Cartoonist Eleanor Davis was among eight people arrested for protesting at a public meeting of the Georgia Board of Regents in Atlanta on Tuesday, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. According to the newspaper, Davis was protesting the Georgia university system's admissions policy which restricts those without a legal immigration status.

The meeting was suspended after the the protest began, with the assembled board members leaving the meeting room temporarily. When the members eventually returned, the protesters continued with a chant of "To come for one of us is to come for all of us," according to AJC. Atlanta police removed eight of the protesters, including Davis, and took them to the Fulton County Jail.

According to Fulton County public records, Davis was charged with "Preventing of disrupting General Assembly sessions or other meetings of members" (16-11-34.1). The cartoonist was released on a $1,000 signature bond on the same day, according to public records.

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