NAACP protests lead to more arrests at Legislature

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Several NAACP and other activists have been arrested as they protested decisions by the General Assembly, according to WTVD.

Opponents to the vision of progress offered by North Carolina’s Republican leaders say they’re stepping up the nonviolent demonstrations until they’re heard.

The NAACP and other activists said they were ready to be arrested Monday evening as they protested decisions of the General Assembly, according to WTVD. A demonstration last Monday led to the arrest of 17 activists.

The NAACP says GOP lawmakers are wrong for targeting Medicaid, unemployment benefits, the earned income tax credit, voting rights, public education, and the state’s pre-kindergarten education program.

The president of the North Carolina chapter of the country’s oldest civil-rights organization is planning a 15-county tour directed at Republican legislators.

Read more at WTVD

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