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'Moral Monday' protests head to Asheville

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Moral Monday protests draw a crowd in downtown Asheville (8/5/2013 FOX Carolina) Moral Monday protests draw a crowd in downtown Asheville (8/5/2013 FOX Carolina)
ASHEVILLE, NC (AP) -

With the North Carolina General Assembly finished for the year, protesters are bringing their Moral Monday demonstrations on the road.

The NAACP and other liberal groups held a rally Monday in front of the Buncombe County Courthouse in Asheville.

Several dozen of the more than 930 people arrested during the 13 weeks of protests in Raleigh were brought on the stage in Asheville as the crowd chanted "Thank you."

North Carolina NAACP President the Rev. William Barber told the crowd he is bringing the protests on the road so lawmakers can't do wrong in Raleigh and then hide at home.

The protests are against the Republican-majority Legislature and governor rolling back progress in education, social and economic equality and assuring all qualified people have the right to vote.

Protesters filled the one-block square in front of the courthouse and spilled back into the next block.

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