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Fourth week of NC NAACP legislative protests yields 57 arrests

Posted May 20, 2013

— 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.

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  • give me no quarter May 21, 7:54 p.m.

    How does Rev. Barber fix his mouth to say "Moral Mondays"? There is not a moral bone in his body. Keeping people poor at tax payers expense is his agenda.

  • josephlawrence43 May 21, 6:29 p.m.

    Gotta question the motives of WRAL in providing continuing coverage for these protestors. Four weeks now, the news value of these events has long since faded so Why keep covering/reporting on it? WRAL is feeding the hunger of NAACP for publicity. Enough is enough. Stop the coverage, the protestors will fade away.

  • give me no quarter May 21, 6:23 p.m.

    Power to the people indeed! LOL

  • Crumps Br0ther May 21, 5:39 p.m.

    Power to the PEOPLE! Keep up the good work bothers and sistahs!
    welfarequeen

    Good work would be Barber helping these folks get IDs. They are going to need them.

  • X Metal Head May 21, 4:08 p.m.

    Welfarequeen - Power to the PEOPLE indeed! The great people of the Great State of North Carolina voted out the cronies, money tree spenders and their freeloading followers and voted in some folks with common sense, thriftiness and ability to recognize and eliminate waste!

  • give me no quarter May 21, 3:53 p.m.

    It appears that Rev. Barber and his band of paid politcal terrorist are in full panic mode and perhaps they should be. While the gravy train keeps chugging along it is not running nearly as fast as it was a few months ago. Rough times coming for those that refuse to work. These protests are not about voter ID, they are about a shift in power that threatens to ruin the lifestyles of an entire segment of society.

  • outdoor592000 May 21, 3:52 p.m.

    Rushbot, the posting was correct. Lady running in election for the town of Morrisville, she voted twice, and got caught at it........... Woman in Chicago, admitted she voted twice for Obama, had no problem with it. She did an absentee ballot, the went to the polls and voted again. So it is out there, but not sure we know how much of it exists.

  • welfarequeen May 21, 3:45 p.m.

    Power to the PEOPLE! Keep up the good work bothers and sistahs!

  • Crumps Br0ther May 21, 3:40 p.m.

    This will last in the news about as long as the Occupy Wallstreet gang...haven't heard much from them lately and their "protests" did little to nothing to help their cause.
    Wendellcatlover

    It was a big party with sex drugs and rock n roll and all they did was make a mess. The Tea Party won elections and thats why Barry sent the IRS after them.

  • Crumps Br0ther May 21, 3:39 p.m.

    ..please provide a link so we can attain your level of knowledge..thanks!!
    rushbot

    I love when you guys ask for links and if its not from www.iamright.com and doesnt confirm what you already think you know, you just blow it off as a partisan source. So MSDNC tells you there is no fraud then there is no fraud right? In that case there is no voter suppression either, because that constitutes fraud as well

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