Pa. Legislators commandeer House to demand action on policing

Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta took the podium to ask for police reform

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June 09, 2020 - 5:18 am
Harrisburg, Pa. capitol

© Lucas Vilca, for the York Daily Record

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Black Democrats in the Pennsylvania House preempted the day’s business in an effort to force action on changes to police. They commandeered the podium for about 90 minutes at the start of voting session Monday. They hung a Black Lives Matter banner from the speaker’s dais. Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta took the podium to ask for police reform. The protest was paused if not halted after the Republican speaker said he would meet with leaders of both parties and supported holding a special session on police reform. 

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