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Progressive Rep. Jamaal Bowman (DN.Y.) was arrested along with more than two dozen other activists outside the US Capitol while protesting for voting rights just one day after senators failed to pass legislation key on the right to vote.

On Thursday Bowman joined youth activists demonstrating in front of the Capitol. Capitol Police said arrested a total of 27 people.

Many of the young people had been on hunger strike, along with religious leaders, some to In a week, others from January 6, demanding federal legislation on the right to vote. The youth activists ended their strike on Thursday.

On Wednesday, Republicans in the Senate blocked sweeping voting rights legislation, The Freedom to Vote Act: John R. Lewis.

In a later vote, Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin (DW.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) voted against efforts by their fellow Democrats to change filibuster rules to pass legislation with a simple majority, effectively blocking the passage of voting rights legislation.

The young activists, organized by youth political group Un-PAC, said in a statement that “they will not forget which of our senators stood up for democracy and which stood aside as it crumbled.”

A spokesman for Bowman’s office said in a statement that they would provide further updates on the lawmaker’s arrest “as we gather them.”

Earlier this week, other activists were also arrested while demonstrating at the US Capitol, demanding that lawmakers pass voting rights laws, including several black reverends and LaTosha Brown, the co-fundador de Black Voters Matter.

Voter restrictions disproportionately keep low-income voters, youth, and Black and Latino voters off the ballot.

Republicans have repeatedly blocked voting rights legislation in the Senate. At the state level, hundreds of measures led by republicans have moved to restrict access to the vote, and some have already become law in several states, including Georgia, Texas, Arkansas and Arizona.

CORRECTION: The religious leaders on hunger strike were not among those arrested on Thursday, but among the activists arrested earlier this week.

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