North Carolina NAACP protests reach highest arrest count yet

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RALEIGH, N.C. — The N.C. NAACP protests at the North Carolina General Assembly reached the highest arrest count yet on Monday with 57 arrests.

WTVD reported that General Assembly Police Chief Jeff Weaver said a total of 153 people have been arrested over four weeks.

Hundreds thronged the Senate rotunda to show support for demonstrations that are drawing increasing numbers of people to Raleigh.

Hundreds more supporters remained outside the General Assembly before and after the protests, waiting for those arrested to emerge.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is calling the protests in the Legislative Building “Moral Mondays.”

The NAACP’s complaints range from cuts to social programs to the proposed repeal of a law intended to take racial bias out of capital punishment.

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