Police arrested four civil rights activists who staged a demonstration to protest a North Carolina county school board's decision to end a busing program.
Multiple media outlets reported Tuesday that four activists were arrested after disrupting a meeting of the Wake County Board of Education in Raleigh. Those arrested include state NAACP leader the Rev. William Barber.
A woman who answered the phone at NAACP headquarters Tuesday would not comment. A Raleigh police spokesman said he didn't have firm details about the arrests.
The activists were protesting the board's decision to end a busing program aimed at promoting economic diversity in North Carolina's largest school district.
The protesters say the new policy will effectively resegregate Wake schools.
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