10 arrested including NAACP president in legislative protest

WNCN photo

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The state NAACP president and nine others have been arrested as they protested North Carolina’s voter identification law inside the legislative building.

The arrests happened Wednesday afternoon after lawmakers complained the noise was too loud to conduct business.

Demonstrators want the General Assembly to repeal a 2013 law which cut the early voting period by one week and requires most voters to have state photo identification.

General Assembly Police Lt. Martin Brock says North Carolina NAACP President William Barber and the others are expected to face charges including trespassing, building violations and fire code violations.

The demonstration was part of a series of “Moral Monday” rallies which have resulted in the arrests of at least 1,000 protesters since 2013.

WNCT-TV 9 On Your Side provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s