11th "Moral Monday" Focuses on Women's Rights
About 100 protesters are facing charges for demonstrating outside the North Carolina Senate in the latest of what have become weekly protests against Republican policies. More than two-thirds of those arrested Monday were women. WFDD's business commentator, Justin Catanoso, traveled to Raleigh and spoke with several of those at the event.
Organizers of this week's event focused on women's rights and leadership, as legislation that could close most of the state's abortion clinics nears a final vote. The event was intended to highlight women's role in the "Moral Monday" movement.
Glenn Allen, Chief of the State Capital Police Department, said the very well-behaved protestors have been averaging about 1200-1800 people. More than 800 people have been arrested at the Legislative Building in expressions of civil disobedience since the "Moral Monday" protests began in April.