Saturday’s 80,000-Strong Protest You Didn’t Hear About

February 11, 2014 at 5:24 PM Leave a comment

Moral Monday March

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The NAACP estimates that 80,000 to 100,000 people gathered outside the North Carolina State Capitol Saturday morning for the Moral March in Raleigh (official attendance numbers have not been released yet). The march was the culmination of a year of Moral Monday protests at the State Capitol organized by The Forward Together Movement, a “fusion movement” of over 150 groups fighting for mostly progressive causes in North Carolina.

A year ago, only 15,000 turned out for the same march in Raleigh. The leap in turnout is a good indicator of the growing support for the movement’s agenda in the months before the 2014 midterms, and a show of how much more popular the movement has become since last February.

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The article goes on to explain what North Carolina’s Tea Party government has been doing over the last three years and, well, it ain’t pretty.

This was the largest civil rights demonstration since the 1960s and the largest demonstration of any kind here in the United States since those held in the run-up to the Iraq war.  You know, when George Bush said he didn’t “pay attention to focus groups?”  And the corporate media hasn’t said a word.I wonder if they would have covered it if this had been a Tea Party demonstration.  (I’m thinking yes.)

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