Arrests Continue at North Carolina's 'Moral Monday' Protests

Monday, July 15, 2013

North Carolina State Capitol in Raleigh (NC Culture/flickr)

For the past 10 weeks, protesters from all walks of life have been assembling at the state capitol in Raleigh, NC as part of "Moral Monday," a protest organized by the North Carolina NAACP.

The issues they are protesting are almost diverse as the population itself—ranging from the environment, taxes and abortion.

After Governor Pat McCrory was elected in January, Republicans took control of both the state legislative and executive branches for the first time in over a century. Protesters say the new Republican-led government has gone too far on legislation that matters to them.

The past 10 protests have produced arrests of over 700 people.

During the ninth Moral Monday protest, WFAE reporter Ben Bradford followed the opposition from the day's beginning to end. He joins us to provide an update on North Carolina state politics.

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Comments [2]

dmc

Sounds like a bunch of people pissed off because they lost elections. They are not even protesting a specific problem - just that they are not in power. What is their goal - to emulate Egypt.

Jul. 15 2013 11:06 AM
listener

"Total Republican control has not happened in North Carolina since Reconstruction.."

That's because the Democratic Party of North Carolina was pro-slavery, pro-Confedereacy and after overthrowing
white and black Republican officials turned North Carolina back into a Democratic Party segregationist stronghold.

"..the South has seen since the Civil Rights movement.." when North Carolina was a Democratic Party segregationist state.

There is a better case for "Moral Mondays" in Sacramento.

Jul. 15 2013 09:29 AM

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