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'Moral Monday' Protests Heading To Asheville

The Rev. William Barber, left, of the NC NAACP and Pastor Mary Petty of Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, center, wave at a rally on Halifax Mall as the Monday protests are held at the General Assembly in Raleigh, NC on Monday, June 3, 2013. More than 100 people have been arrested in the largest demonstrations yet in the state chapter of the NAACP's campaign against the Republican-led General Assembly. Police estimate that roughly 1,000 people attended a rally late Monday afternoon behind the Legislative Building on Halifax Mall. Hundreds later entered the building, with those intending to get arrested wearing green wrist bands. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Chris Seward) MANDATORY CREDIT

The Rev. William Barber, left, of the NC NAACP and Pastor Mary Petty of Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, center, wave at a rally on Halifax Mall as the Monday protests are held at the General Assembly in Raleigh, NC on Monday, June 3, 2013. More than 100 people have been arrested in the largest demonstrations yet in the state chapter of the NAACP's campaign against the Republican-led General Assembly. Police estimate that roughly 1,000 people attended a rally late Monday afternoon behind the Legislative Building on Halifax Mall. Hundreds later entered the building, with those intending to get arrested wearing green wrist bands. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Chris Seward) MANDATORY CREDIT

With the North Carolina General Assembly finished for the year, protesters are bringing their Moral Monday demonstrations on the road.

The NAACP and other liberal groups plan to protest Monday at 5 p.m. in front of the Buncombe County Courthouse in Asheville.

The protests went on for 13 weeks in Raleigh at the Legislative Building with nearly 1,000 arrests. Organizers wanted to point out what they said were the Republican-majority Legislature and governor rolling back progress in education, social and economic equality and assuring all qualified people have the right to vote.

North Carolina NAACP President the Rev. William Barber will be at the Asheville protests and has said he plans to take the Moral Monday protests to all 13 of North Carolina's congressional districts.

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