Civil rights activists gather to express outrage of Voting Rights Act ruling

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[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16x9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1372288147&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4118495&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1372288147 type=script]BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The Supreme Court ruling on the Voting Rights Act is not sitting well with local civil rights activists.

A number of them stood in protest on Tuesday morning at Kelly Ingram Park.

Judge U.W. Clemon stood with representatives from the SCLC, NAACP and Bishop Calvin Woods.

The groups stood together to express their disappointment with the high court’s decision, calling it racist to black voters.

Their plan for change includes tactics used in the 1960s.

The same groups will be back at Kelly Ingram Park on Monday.

They’re planning a community protest  rally, with hopes that their voices will once again be heard.

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