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WATCH: Protesters rally against crime bill in Missouri Capitol

Protesters in Missouri Capitol
ABC 17 News
Protesters gather in the Missouri Capitol to rally for social justice issues during a special legislative session Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)

Dozens of protesters rallied inside and outside the Missouri Capitol on Thursday as senators continued work on a crime bill pushed by Gov. Mike Parson.

Parson called a special session to create legislation to fight violent crime. Critics called for a broader session which might include issues such as police reform but Parson rebuffed them.

Protesters were at the Capitol on Thursday to push for work on social issues instead of violent crime. Several people taking part in a protest against the special session last week were arrested and charged, as well.

Watch part of the protest inside the Capitol in the player below.

Crime / Governor of Missouri / MO General Assembly / News / Politics / Video

Matthew Sanders

Matthew Sanders is the digital content director at ABC 17 News.

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