Members of Narragansett Tribe protest ouster of council leaders

The Narragansett Indian Church on the Narragansett Reservation in Rhode Island. Photo from Narragansett Tribe

Members of the Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island protested on Monday after six council leaders were removed from office.

The six were elected more than a year ago. But the results of the vote were invalidated last week due to alleged irregularities, WRPI-TV reported.

“There were no irregularities,” Darlene Monroe, a member of the tribe's election committee and a leader of the protest, told the station. “With irregularities, you have to prove it. It’s like a court of law. They can’t prove it.”

The tribal council has nine seats, according to the tribe's website.

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