NC NAACP says Monday demonstrations will continue


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Submitted: Thu, 05/09/2013 - 4:31pm
Updated: Thu, 05/09/2013 - 4:33pm
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CHRIS KARDISH
Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — The leader of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP says his group will continue its series of weekly protests on Monday at the state legislature.

The Rev. William Barber said Thursday that nonviolent demonstrations that have resulted in nearly 50 arrests will continue, though he wouldn’t say for how long. He said supporters want him to continue the “Moral Mondays” protests as long as necessary.

Thirty people were arrested last Monday, a week after 17 protesters were taken into custody.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and other activists say the Republican supermajorities in the legislature are backing a regressive agenda that disproportionately hurts poor and minority residents.

House Speaker Pro Tem Paul Stam of Apex dismissed the protests in an interview Thursday.

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3 Comments on "NC NAACP says Monday demonstrations will continue"


SurfCityTom
2015 years 8 months ago

some of the items proposed for the upcoming budget will affect the poor.

Wher, and why does race enter into it?

Guest CommonTater
2015 years 8 months ago

the NAACP is involved….

Vog46
2015 years 8 months ago

But YOU are the one to admonish everyone to go to the Legislature and complain – go there and talk it up………
NAACP is dong JUST that.
And considering that more blacks than whites (nationwide) voted in the last election? I would expect the Legislature to listen a little more closely.

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/05/09/blacks-outvoted-whites-in-2012-the-first-time-on-record/?hpt=po_t1

Vog