Fourth week of NC NAACP legislative protests yields 57 arrests
Posted May 20, 2013
RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina chapter of the NAACP's fourth straight week of protests at the state legislature resulted in 57 arrests Monday evening.
Arrests have grown every week of what the group calls "Moral Mondays," totaling 153.
The NAACP and other activists have directed their anger at policies on social programs, voting rights, education and tax reform. They argue decisions to refuse Medicaid expansion, cut unemployment benefits, require photo identification at the polls, and other actions show a disregard for the state's most vulnerable residents.