Originally posted 7:08 p.m., May 30, 2014
The ongoing Moral Monday protest is back on regular schedule Monday evening, after Memorial Day last week moved activities to Tuesday.
That’s when 14 protesters of Republican policies in the General Assembly refused to leave House Speaker Thom Tillis’s office for nearly 10 hours, and were arrested early Wednesday for second-degree trespassing.
At a Durham NAACP office press conference on Friday, movement leader Reverend William Barber previewed today’s demonstration in Raleigh.
“Moral Monday will focus again on health and environmental justice,” said Barber. “Yes, we will gather again at the General Assembly at five o’clock. Yes, we will put a face on these policies.”
The rally begins at 5 p.m. at Halifax Mall, behind the General Assembly Building at 16 West Jones Street.
A pre-rally meeting is scheduled for 3 p.m. at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, located at 1801 Hillsborough Street in Raleigh.