Protests en Moral Monday Protests <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For the last several Mondays, planned protests have been happening at the North Carolina General Assembly and resulting in hundreds of arrests. These "Moral Monday" demonstrations have brought out thousands of people over the course of the last several weeks, who are protesting policies on many topics, from education, to taxes, and healthcare and more. The coalition of groups coordinating the protests, led by Rev. Dr. William Barber of the NC NAACP have implied that the protests won't stop until changes are made in the legislature. We'll talk about the Moral Monday movement, about the policies that are being challenged, about the number of people voluntarily being arrested in the protests and the chance these demonstrations will make change, when Charlotte Talks.</span></p><p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 29998 at Moral Monday Protests Rise Of 'Moral Monday' Protests Similar To Tea Party <p>In the beginning, there were a few diehards, committed to raising awareness of their vision of the perceived injustices being perpetrated by an overbearing government. They believed that speaking up and taking action was the only way to draw attention to the problems they saw.</p><p>Their main weapon was to gain notice, but they needed an outlet to gain the attention. So staging rallies and protests, all under their recognized 1<sup>st</sup> Amendment right to “assembly and petition” their government, was at first small. But as time marched on, so did their numbers and strength.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 14:00:32 +0000 Michael Bitzer 29542 at Rise Of 'Moral Monday' Protests Similar To Tea Party Anatomy Of A Protest <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last week at this time, hundreds of people were gathering in Uptown Charlotte to march on the Bank of America shareholders meeting. Over the next few hours, protesters and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police engaged in an elaborate dance, balancing safety with the right to demonstrate. Both sides saw the day as a practice-run for the Democratic National Convention, here's an inside look at how it was orchestrated.</span></p><p></p> Tue, 15 May 2012 22:31:54 +0000 Julie Rose 3629 at Anatomy Of A Protest