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Rally staged against new US electoral laws
Controversial legislation condemned at protest in Alabama on 47th anniversary of landmark civil rights march.
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2012 11:24

Thousands of people have marched across the US state of Alabama, coinciding with the 47th anniversary of a landmark voting rights demonstration.

But this time they are protesting against new electoral laws, which they say is unfair to millions of African-American and Latino voters.

The Republican-backed laws require voters to show strict forms of photo identification, but supporters say they reduce electoral fraud.

Al Jazeera's Jesse Mesner-Hage reports.

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