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5 arrested outside NC Legislature at protest

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Five people have been arrested in front of the Legislative Building during a march through downtown Raleigh by worker and immigrant rights advocates protesting North Carolina Republican policies.

General Assembly Police Chief Jeff Weaver says the young people were placed in handcuffs early Wednesday evening after a confrontation with officers on a police line in front of the building. Weaver said protesters pushed officers. He says he expects some will be charged with assault.

The five were among about 75 mostly college-aged people marching through the city to support what they call a people’s agenda. Demonstrators held signs in support of in-state tuition for those living in the country illegally and against Republican causes such as voter ID.

May 1 is celebrated around the world as International Workers Day.

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