Georgia state troopers arrested and forcibly removed state Rep. Park Cannon, an LGBTQ lawmaker, from the Gold Dome on March 25 as she interrupted Gov. Brian Kemp during the signing of a massive elections bill that critics called an effort to disenfranchise voters, The Washington Blade reported.
Cannon faces two felony chargeswillful obstruction of law enforcement officers by use of threats or violence; and preventing or disrupting General Assembly sessions or other meetings of members.
A crowd of supporters chanted "Free Park Cannon" outside the jail and U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock visited Cannon before she was released on a signature bond.
LGBTQ colleagues at the State CapitolCannon is one of seven queer state lawmakerscriticized the arrest.
"She's facing up to eight years in prison," Cannon's attorney, Gerald Griggs, told CNN's Don Lemon on CNN Tonight, according to CNN.com .
The new Georgia law imposes new voter-identification requirements for absentee ballots, empowers state officials to take over local elections boards, limits the use of ballot drop boxes and even makes it a crime to approach voters in line to give them food and water.