The “Moral Monday” protests at the North Carolina legislature are being renewed exactly two years after the first arrests of those opposed to Republican state government policies.
The state NAACP is leading a series of events starting Wednesday morning in downtown Raleigh, beginning with a news conference attended by clergy members. The ministers then plan to gather within the atrium between the House and Senate chambers.
A larger event is slated for the afternoon across the street from the Legislative Building to promote the agenda of the NAACP and other advocacy groups. They want GOP lawmakers to expand Medicaid and reverse elections laws, among other changes.
More than a dozen people were arrested on April 29, 2013. The movement counts 1,000 arrests in all.