Four Arrested At #ReOpenNC Protest, Husband Of Organizer Shouts “Nazi” And “Little Piggies” At Cops

The Raleigh News & Observer reports:

Hundreds of protesters crowded into downtown Raleigh on Tuesday for a third week of rallying aimed at reversing Gov. Roy Cooper’s stay-home order for North Carolina. Four protesters, including ReOpenNC leader Ashley Smith, were arrested when they stepped onto the sidewalk outside the governor’s mansion on Blount Street, violating police instructions. Protesters gathered around the Capitol Police car and banged on the window as Smith was taken away.

“This is how Nazi Germany started,” said her husband, Adam Smith, who was handed bail money by other protesters. Using a bullhorn, he called each officer outside the governor’s mansion a “little piggie.” For the second week, a line of roughly a dozen healthcare workers stood opposite the rally, asking that all of North Carolina continue to follow the stay-home orders. They were immediately heckled by a protester in what appeared to be a knight’s helmet.

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