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14 arrested after sit-in at legislative building

RALEIGH, NC (WTVD) — After nearly 11 hours of sitting, waiting for a lawmaker who never arrived, 14 legislative protesters were arrested at North Carolina House of Representatives Speaker Thom Tillis’ office early Wednesday morning.

The group is a part of the NAACP-led weekly “Moral Monday” demonstrations and were removed from Tillis’ office, handcuffed with plastic zip-ties, and led out of the building by General Assembly police. All 14 are charged with second-degree trespassing and violation of building rules, General Assembly Lieutenant Martin Brock said.

Police asked the group to leave Tillis’ office eight times and warned them they would be arrested throughout the night. They refused to leave.

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