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Judge sends lawyer to jail for wearing ‘Black Lives Matter’ pin

An Ohio attorney was removed from a courtroom in handcuffs and sentenced to five days in jail after she refused to take off a Black Lives Matter pin at a judge’s request.

Attorney Andrea Burton was arrested at a Youngstown, Ohio courthouse on Friday while representing a client. She was charged with contempt of court after refusing to remove the pin on the grounds that she was expressing her right to free speech.

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She was given the several-day jail sentence but has been released while an appeal is underway,WKBN News reported.

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