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The NAACP Decries Arrest of NAACP State Conference President and Faith Leaders Fighting to Protect Education and Social Services in North Carolina


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The NAACP Decries Arrest of NAACP State Conference President and Faith Leaders Fighting to Protect Education and Social Services in North Carolina

NAACP

RALEIGH, N.C. - With a symbolic act of civil disobedience on Tuesday, the North Carolina NAACP State Conference and a coalition of faith, civic and other organizations stepped up a mounting campaign to challenge “extreme right-wing policies” throughout the state. Reverend Dr. William Barber II, president of the North Carolina State Conference, and several faith and community-based leaders were arrested after a session of the North Carolina House during which they gathered to protest sweeping budget cuts to education and social services.

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