Rally staged against new US electoral laws

Controversial legislation condemned at protest in Alabama on 47th anniversary of landmark civil rights march.

    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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