8 more arrested in NC General Assembly building

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on June 12, 2013 at 5:45 PM

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- More protesters have been arrested at the North Carolina legislature while demonstrating against Republican policies and remembering past leaders of the civil rights movement. 

The General Assembly's police chief said eight people were arrested Wednesday outside the doors of the Senate chamber after being told to leave. Two arrested were city council members from Durham and Rocky Mount.  

They were among 100 people who attended a rally outside the Legislative Building sponsored by the state chapter of the NAACP to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the killing of national organization field secretary Medgar Evers.  

A coalition led by the state NAACP has held "Moral Monday" protests at the legislature against the GOP agenda over the past several weeks, leading to nearly 400 arrests in the name of civil disobedience.
 

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