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Protesters brave rain, rally on Capitol grounds

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RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- Protesters have continued their series of rallies against the policies approved by the Republican-controlled North Carolina legislature with a march on the state Capitol.

Monday's march in the rain came after a judge granted permission to the NAACP to hold the rally on the state Capitol grounds.

It was the latest in a number of rallies dating back to last spring and which led to the arrest of hundreds of protesters. They're trying to pressure Gov. Pat McCrory to convene a special session on Medicaid and unemployment benefits.

The demonstration was originally scheduled for the mall behind the Legislative Building before the NAACP went to court seeking to change the location.

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