The Raleigh News & Observer reported Sunday that state NAACP President William J. Barber II laid out goals for a diverse coalition of groups Saturday afternoon at a rally attended by thousands of people from all over the state and the nation who marched, sang, chanted, cheered and even danced through downtown Raleigh.
Hundreds from the Asheville area took part in the event.
Organizers said the “Mass Moral March” was intended to push back against last year’s Republican-led legislation in North Carolina. The mammoth crowd that gathered in downtown Raleigh represented a variety of causes that joined last year’s Moral Monday protests, but the event also brought in groups and individuals usually on the fringes of state politics.
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