Civil Rights Groups Plan Demonstration In NC

Civil rights leaders upset with changes to North Carolina's largest school district say they'll stage a mass demonstration in protest on July 20.

The Rev. William Barber is president of the state NAACP chapter and made the announcement at a meeting in Raleigh on Monday.

Barber was arrested last week along with three other activists for disrupting a meeting of the Wake County Board of Education.

The groups are upset that the board voted to scrap a 10-year-old policy of busing students to achieve socio-economic diversity.

The activists say the effect of ending the policy will be the reintroduction of racial segregation.

Leaders of the school board disagree, saying they want to give families more say in where their children go to school.


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