Live: Activists march for voter rights on Martin Luther King Jr Day

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US civil rights activists are marching in Washington on Monday (17 January), urging President Joe Biden’s administration to pass a law protecting voting rights.

Monday also marks Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday remembering his legacy in combating racial inequality.

Dr King’s eldest son, Martin Luther King III, his wife, Andrea Waters King and their daughter, Yolanda Renee King, will lead the march.

Other marches and parades will be taking place across the nation on Monday.

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