Hundreds mark MLK Day marching across Frederick Douglass Bridge, demand voting legislation

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  • 01/17/2022
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Hundreds marched across the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge in Washington, D.C., on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and called on Congress to pass voting legislation.

"Today we are here for this march across Frederick Douglass bridge to say to the president and U.S. Senate: You were successful with infrastructure, which is a great thing, but we need you to use that same energy to ensure all Americans have the unencumbered right to vote," Martin Luther King III told the crowd before the march.

Marchers said they came to honor the late King, protect democracy and bring awareness to voter suppression.

"I'm terrified that our democracy is under attack," one woman told Fox News Digital. "We are seeing an erosion of our voting rights."

 
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