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Rep. Hall on Moral Mondays and ‘outside agitators’ (audio)

The North Carolina NAACP and dozens of community groups from across the state will gather at the General Assembly at 5:00 pm for a “seventh wave” of Moral Monday protests. The week’s focus will be on access to health care and environmental justice, with demonstrators also speaking out against regressive state budget policies.

Governor Pat McCrory and other conservative lawmakers have labeled those taking part in the recurring protests as ‘outside agitators,’ but House Minority Leader Rep. Larry D. Hall tells NC Policy Watch these are home-grown protesters who don’t like the policies that are being pushed through by the Republican-controlled legislature:

“If you are a citizen of North Carolina and you are not within that elite circle, you’re an outside agitator,” said Rep. Hall. “Again if you look at their policies, they are not making policies for average North Carolinians, for the future of North Carolina. Their policies are for themselves, right now. And if you’re not one of the select few, you’re an outside agitator.”

Rep. Hall discussed the growing nonviolent, civil disobedience at the General Assembly and shared his thoughts on the House budget over the weekend on News and Views with Chris Fitzsimon. To hear a portion of the interview, click below or visit the radio interview section of our website where you can download a podcast of the full segment.

One Comment


  1. david esmay

    June 17, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    Every sane person in this country should be agitated and appalled by the actions of the NC GA.

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