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Protestors gather in downtown Bradenton in support for Kimberly Cox

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Kimberly Cox(WWSB)
Published: Oct. 23, 2021 at 11:25 PM EDT
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BRADENTON, Fla. (WWSB) - Protestors gathered in downtown Bradenton, asking for justice for fellow pro-choice protester Kimberly Cox, who was arrested in September during a Manatee County Board of County Commissioners meeting.

In a video released to ABC7, Cox is heard asking Manatee County sheriff’s deputies if they enforced a trespass order on a woman, then asked for the name and badge number of the deputy who authorized the trespass.

Cox tells the deputy he is legally obligated to give his name and badge number. The deputy tells her to go inside the County Commission meeting or step outside. Cox was then put of the ground with multiple deputies holding her arms behind her.

Cox is facing charges of trespassing, resisting arrest without violence, and disrupting a school or religious event.

Event Organizer Karla Correa, she said they are glad for the turnout at Saturday’s march saying they soon hope for change. “It makes me feel hopeful that people are coming out and demanding justice,” said Correa.

Cox is set to appear in court Nov. 15.

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