RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina NAACP plans to risk arrests at the General Assembly with its third consecutive week of protests.
What the Rev. William Barber is now calling "Moral Mondays" will continue following back-to-back weeks of protests resulting in nearly 50 arrests.
Thirty people were arrested last Monday, a week after 17 protesters were taken into custody.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and other activists say the Republican majorities in the legislature are backing a regressive agenda on social programs, voting rights, education and tax policy. The civil rights groups and others say the GOP actions disproportionately hurt the poor and minorities.
Barber won't say how long protests will continue. He says they're a part of a wider strategy that includes legal action and political organizing.