National news, blogs cover 'Moral Monday' protests

Posted July 24, 2013

— Thousands of protesters have gathered in Raleigh nearly every week since April 29 to voice their opposition to the Republican-controlled General Assembly, and more than 900 people have been arrested. National news outlets and blogs have taken notice. Here's a look at some of their coverage.

Did we miss a national story or blog? Let us know in the comments section below.


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  • BIlzac Jul 25, 2013

    I think the protests are a thing of beauty, and perfectly in line with the history and character of this nation. Our forefathers felt the same way, and took similar steps to express their dissatisfaction with the oppressive rule of the British.

    Women eventually had to take similar steps to gain an equal say in the election of leaders.

    Blacks eventually had to take similar steps to gain equality in the eyes of the law.

    Protest and demonstration has a rich tradition in our country and should never be threatened, so long as it remains reasonable.

    It's natural that those on the status quo side should find the protests unreasonable. But hoping to see them stopped, the participants harshly punished, are shortsighted.

    You never know when YOU will be on the side that is doing the protesting.

    "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
    Benjamin Franklin

  • jackjones2nc Jul 24, 2013

    The Moral Monday protests will continue. Our Republican legislators have been bought, and refuse to listen to citizens.

  • sisu Jul 24, 2013

    Actually, I was disappointed by the lack of national coverage. It seems the draconian changes were overshadowed by other national news at every turn.

    Wisconsin got daily coverage. Florida/Michigan/Pennsylvania.

    I'd say we got precious little attention.

  • raleighdurham Jul 24, 2013

    keep on keeping on! now more than ever!

  • BaseBallMommy Jul 24, 2013

    I understand protests but this is crazy to me. Seems like there is a better way to show that you arenot happy with the government that was voted in. Making the police pay more for heavy crowds and then the court system having to handle all of the arrests. Maybe we should make sure that the cost of supplying officers (police and court) is divided among the people arrested and that could be the way they pay for it!?!?