February 10, 2014 8:56 AM Subscribe
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In possibly the largest Southern progressive protest
since Selma in 1965, 75,000 to 100,000 people marched on Raleigh, North Carolina this Sunday in protest against the recently elected conservative government’s radical agenda.
Once a comparatively moderate Southern state, the government North Carolina elected in 2010 has begun a systematic campaign
[previously] to remove 50 years of progressive legislation from the state. Weekly Moral Mondays protests
[previously], beginning in April 2013, have been ongoing, but this march represents the biggest gathering so far in protest of the NC government.
Led by the head of the NC NAACP, Rev. William Barber II, the march was by no means limited to African-American protesters
. In the past year, Barber has become one of the most publicized activists in the country
as the Moral Monday demonstrations he organized attracted thousands to protest against the Legislature in Raleigh. Hundreds, including Barber, have been arrested for acts of civil disobedience.