RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina Republicans are pushing back harder against weekly protests as another group of demonstrators aligned with the state NAACP face police charges.
Many in the group of more than 80 protestors arrested Monday at the Republican-controlled General Assembly were clergy, according to WRAL. Charlotte Observer reporter Tim Funk was also reportedly arrested as he covered the event.
The arrests bring the total over six rounds of near-weekly demonstrations to more than 350.
The NAACP and a growing number of left-leaning groups are lashing out at a host of GOP policies ranging from education to voting rights.
Republican Gov. Pat McCrory and the party’s newly elected chairman have labeled the group outside agitators who don’t speak for a majority of North Carolinians.
Read more: WRAL