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Six people arrested during Raleigh protest

Posted October 25, 2009

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— Police arrested six people on trespassing charges during a climate-change protest in downtown Raleigh Saturday afternoon.

State Capitol Police Chief Scott Hunter said the group of about 150 people had a permit to march from Moore Square to the Governor's Mansion, but didn't have permission to go onto the mansion grounds. Officers were on hand for crowd control, he said.

Once at the mansion, about a half-dozen people strayed onto the property, Hunter said. When they refused to move, officers arrested six protesters.

The six were charged with second-degree trespassing and released on a written promise to appear in court.

N.C. Waste Awareness and Reduction Network organized the march to protest Duke Energy's plans to build a new coal-fired power plant in Rutherford County. The march was among 4,500 global events Saturday that called for lowering the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

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  • dwf1205 Oct 28, 2009

    Anthropogenic global warming/climate change is a lie designed to get tax $$$ from you in the name of trees and polar bears!

  • Tax Man Oct 26, 2009

    I guess they don't want the jobs created by Duke Power. Government over-regulation causes the loss of most jobs in industry. At least they didn't haul the protesters off to jail (more overcrowding). They will likely get their "tickets" dismissed when they come to court, if they are polite to the judge and don't try to protest in the courthouse.

  • bubbba Oct 26, 2009

    Maybe they was zombies...

  • Professor Oct 26, 2009

    ANYTHING TO GET INTO THE NEWS. THE FUNNY THING IS THE MEDIA IS SO DESPERATE THAT THEY JUMP ON IT. LOL LOL

  • Professor Oct 26, 2009

    Jobless people will find some cause to fight for. We do need jobs in NC. Wake up Purdue, what are you doing about getting jobs in NC. Put people to work.

  • timothycapwell Oct 26, 2009

    This, my friends, is astroturfing.

  • Buddy1 Oct 26, 2009

    People CAN do anything with their rights. Welcome to America.

  • FoxtrotUniformCharlieKiloakaCALM Oct 26, 2009

    yet another American right made to look ridiculous by people thinking they can do ANYTHING with their rights.

  • vote4changeASAP Oct 26, 2009

    Tell them to disperse. They are contributing too much carbon dioxide into the air, poluting the environment.

    Scatter about protestors.

  • Jake Wildstar Oct 26, 2009

    Well, maybe they will get some green jello in jail, that should cheer them up a bit.

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