Raleigh, N.C. — Monday night marked the ninth "Moral Monday" protest led by the NAACP, and a review of arrest records showed a noteworthy uptick in the number of out-of-state residents taken into custody.
Of 82 people arrested Monday, documents show 11, or 8.5 percent, were from out of state. Of those 11, seven were from New York, and one each was from New Jersey, Ohio, Arizona and Texas.
Early on in the protest movement, politicians who were the subject of the demonstrations questioned whether "outsiders" were driving the outrage. Through the first six weeks of protests, only 2 percent of those arrested were from out of state.
Those arrested this week brings the total number of those from out of state up to 19 of 687. That's about 3 percent of the total arrested over nine weeks, including several Wednesday protests related to the movement.