Moral Monday held another protest… on a Wednesday. Six were arrested. We’ll get to them, but first it appears that Occupy-fatigue syndrome is setting in – at least for the press.
The Associated Press put up a whole five sentences this time.
Via ABC 11:
Protesters advocating equal protection for gays, immigrants and the uninsured in the wake of last week’s U.S. Supreme Court rulings were arrested at a demonstration in the North Carolina Legislative Building.
General Assembly police arrested six demonstrators Wednesday following a larger rally in the rotunda between the House and Senate chambers. The six refused to leave with the crowd of around 40 people after police told them they would be subject to arrest once the building closed at 5 p.m.
Affiliated with the North Carolina NAACP and the “Moral Mondays” movement, the protesters called on the General Assembly to expand Medicaid, pass anti-discrimination laws for gay and transgender people and offer in-state tuition to undocumented students.
North Carolina NAACP President the Rev. William Barber was not among those arrested.
Yes, the Reverend was not arrested this time around. He was arrested last time. Can’t rack up too many charges or they won’t get dismissed probably.
The charges were the same for all six according to Wake Mugshots:
07-01-2015 14-159.13 SECOND DEGREE TRESPASS
07-01-2015 120-32.1(B) VIOLATING LEGISLATIVE BUILDING RULES
According to Wake Mugshots, these were the names of the volunteer arrestees; 5 females and one male. More notes in parentheses.
- ARMENTA EATON [Plaintiff in Moral Monday Lawsuit]
- CHALLEE DANIELLE HOL CESSION
- STEPHANIE PEDIADITAKIS ERIKSEN-GOSLEN [Apparently an IndyWeek Regular?]
- ANN PHARR HARRAWOOD
- GEORGE THOMAS HIGH
- APRIL PARKER [Bio at Queer People of Color Collective]
— A.P. Dillon – LL1885 (@LadyLiberty1885) July 2, 2015
Note: All information listed above is publicly available.