State NAACP Head Arrested Before School Board Meeting

The head of North Carolina's NAACP chapter is among three people arrested after arriving at the site of a county school board meeting in the state capital.

The Rev. William Barber was arrested outside the Wake County Schools building Tuesday afternoon. Barber and the Rev. Nancy Petty were charged with second-degree trespassing. Gregory Moss was charged with resisting, delaying or obstructing a law enforcement officer.

All three were taken to the Wake County Jail.

Barber was arrested at a school board meeting in June and charged with trespassing.

Barber has called on hundreds of supporters to come to the school board meeting to confront the panel about its plan to scrap the district's diversity policy.

About 1,000 demonstrators marched and carried signs through downtown Raleigh earlier Tuesday to protest the board's action.


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