Moral Monday Protests By NAACP Will Resume Next Month

Leaders of the North Carolina movement opposing the policies of Republican political leaders plan to resume weekly protests.

State NAACP President Rev. William Barber said Wednesday the protests will resume May 19, the first Monday after the General Assembly begins its annual legislative session. Barber says protesters will return every Monday except for the second demonstration, which will be on the Tuesday after Memorial Day.

Non-violent protests outside the Legislature's chambers last year led to more than 900 arrests during more than a dozen demonstrations organizers dubbed "Moral Mondays." Barber said the protests will replicate last year's and arrests will be up to the Legislature's police.

Barber says similar protests will be organized in 11 Southern states where he said Republican priorities hurt the poor and working class.

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