North Carolina Protests Spreading to Alabama

Aug 20, 2014

Organizers of regular protests at the North Carolina Legislature are being joined by NAACP leaders in a half-dozen other states to launch a week of demonstrations.

Protesters head for the Legislative building from the Halifax Mall as the 11th Moral Monday takes place in Raleigh, N.C. Monday July 15, 2013. More than 100 demonstrators were arrested.
Credit Chuck Liddy/The News & Observer of Raleigh

The North Carolina NAACP says that Friday will be the first of seven days of demonstrations. In North Carolina, a coalition led by the NAACP has protested at the Capitol nearly every week during the past two legislative sessions.

NAACP leaders from Alabama, Georgia, Arkansas, Tennessee and Wisconsin said on a conference call Tuesday that they will hold demonstrations in their states during some or all of the seven days. Organizers say demonstrations are also being planned in Mississippi.

About 900 people were arrested at protests during the 2013 legislative session in North Carolina, and about 100 were arrested during this year's session.