Moral Monday: Arrests At North Carolina Statehouse

From Raleigh’s CBS affiliate:

Law enforcement started making arrests Monday evening after hundreds of HB2 protesters moved inside the Legislative building. A crowd of around 350 gathered between the Legislative Building and the Capitol building before moving inside the Legislature just before 5 p.m.

The Raleigh Police were seen arresting demonstrators around 5:20 p.m. As of 5:40 p.m., 11 people had been arrested and trespassing and violating building rules.

Rev. William Barber of the North Carolina NAACP spoke to the crowd outside, describing the law as “Hate Bill Two” and called for its repeal. “We know our history. That’s why the black community stands with the LGBT community,” Barber said. “Forward together, not one step back.”