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'Moral Monday' goes beyond N.C. capital

Published On: Aug 05 2013 10:05:00 PM CDT
Updated On: Aug 05 2013 03:54:17 PM CDT
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -

With the North Carolina General Assembly finished for the year, protesters are bringing their Moral Monday demonstrations on the road.

The NAACP and other liberal groups held a rally Monday in front of the Buncombe County Courthouse in Asheville. Several dozen of the more than 930 people arrested during the 13 weeks of protests in Raleigh were brought on the stage in Asheville as the crowd chanted "Thank you."

North Carolina NAACP president Rev. William Barber told the crowd he is bringing the protests on the road so lawmakers can't do wrong in Raleigh and then hide at home.

The group says their protests are against the Republican-majority state legislature and governor rolling back progress in education, social and economic equality, and tjeu want to ensure all qualified people have the right to vote.