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'Moral Monday' protests head to Charlotte

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Rev. William Barber speaks to a crowd of demonstrators outside the Buncombe County Courthouse in Asheville. (N.C. NAACP) Rev. William Barber speaks to a crowd of demonstrators outside the Buncombe County Courthouse in Asheville. (N.C. NAACP)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -

A Moral Monday demonstration is headed to a downtown Charlotte park.

Monday's protest is the latest stop for the movement that has drawn thousands of people to weekly demonstrations in Raleigh.

For the Rev. William Barber, Moral Monday protests are part of a major North Carolina movement, uniting coalitions fighting for social, economic and environmental justice over what he calls Republican legislators' divisive measures.

As president of the North Carolina chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Barber is now coordinating demonstrations in the state's 13 Congressional districts.

The General Assembly's GOP lawmakers have implemented a conservative platform over the last six months.

The sharp rightward turn prompted weekly protests at the legislative building, leading to about 930 arrests.

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