National website posts photo/video essay on Moral Mondays
From the good folks at Think Progress:
The Biggest Liberal Protest of 2013 in 35 Photos & Videos
RALEIGH, North Carolina — To little national fanfare, the largest liberal protest of 2013 took place on Monday this week in North Carolina, with thousands in attendance and hundreds getting arrested.
For weeks, faith leaders in the Tar Heel State have gathered every Monday to give voice to women, the poor, and other groups under attack by the Republican-held legislature. (To learn more about how Republicans won back the North Carolina statehouse for the first time since the Civil War, read Ian Millhiser’s recent piece “How One Millionaire Is Turning North Carolina Into A Tea Party Utopia”.)
This week’s Moral Monday protest, which are being organized by the Advancement Project and North Carolina NAACP, was the largest to date with more than 3,000 people in attendance.
Before the protest kicked off, it began in what many say is the most segregated place in American society: church pews.
But that wasn’t the case this Monday as approximately 250 people — closely split between black and white — filled the pews at Pullen Baptist Church to sing songs and pray together before the evening protest. Though the event was organized by the state NAACP, along with the Advancement Project, the majority of participants were white, and most were past or nearing retirement (if they could afford to do so).
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