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Clergy to lead sixth week of NC NAACP protests


RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina chapter of the NAACP is preparing a sixth week of protests in a series of demonstrations that's led to the arrests of more than 300 people.

Chapter president the Rev. William Barber said Friday that clergy from across the state will lead the group's latest demonstrations Monday at the General Assembly.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will follow up the protest with an event Wednesday to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights activist Medgar Evers.

The group's demonstrations have grown in size and number of arrests every week since they started in April. The NAACP and its supporters oppose the social, economic, voting and education policies of the Republican-led General Assembly.