Mixed Opinions On New Wave Of Moral Monday Protests

The weekly protests known as Moral Mondays have resumed at North Carolina's legislature in Raleigh.

More than 1,000 were in attendance at Monday's rally, including about 10 from Pitt County.

Calvin Henderson, president of the Pitt County NAACP chapter, said that he and other folks headed to the protest were prepared to be arrested.

Henderson says they wanted to lend their voice of protest against laws passed including requiring voter identification at the polls, education policies that nixed teacher tenure, and lack of an expansion to Medicaid.

"We feel that this is a very immoral act they have done," said Henderson.

Not everyone is supportive of the Moral Monday movement. Some say an approach that's less disruptive to the legislature would be more effective.

"I really think we can succeed in greater fashion by working one-on-one with our legislators," said Kay Gooding. "Just getting the point across in that way rather than the boisterousness and the outcries."

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