Fifteen people have been arrested at the North Carolina Legislative Building during the last "Moral Monday" legislative protest this year.
Police said more than 1,200 attended Monday's rally on Halifax Mall and in the Legislative Building's rotunda.
The NAACP says the latest arrests put the total number of people arrested since the "Moral Monday" protests started last year at over 1,000.
This week's rally included a series of seminars in the halls of the Legislative Building just before the House and Senate went into session that focused on how to get people to the polls in November and organize local protest groups.
General Assembly Police asked the protesters to leave shortly before the 15 arrests, saying the group was disturbing the business of the House and Senate.
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