Protesters Stage Sit-In At NC State Capitol

Eleven people who refused to leave the building that houses an office of North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory have been cited by police more than two hours after beginning their sit-in.

The demonstrators refused to leave the old Capitol building Monday afternoon after they were unable to deliver a letter to McCrory calling on him to expand Medicaid and repeal policies of the Republican-led General Assembly.

Members of the media and others were escorted outside as the building closed, leaving the demonstrators inside with police. Justin Miller of Charlotte was one of the sit-in participants. He says he and other activists were cited for trespassing and removed from the building.

The sit-ins occurred as several hundred demonstrators staged a conventional Moral Monday rally behind the Legislative Building.

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