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File photo of the NAACP symbol. (Photo by Michael Smith/Newsmakers)

File photo of the NAACP symbol. (Photo by Michael Smith/Newsmakers)

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is ready to announce new planned acts of civil disobedience following the arrest of 17 NAACP members and other activists at the North Carolina General Assembly.

Chapter president the Rev. William Barber will announce Friday a rally set for Tuesday and future planned acts of civil disobedience that could also lead to more arrests.

Protesters were arrested Monday outside the Senate chambers after praying and singing songs of protest against Republican policies in both houses of the General Assembly.

They say bills targeting Medicaid, unemployment benefits, tax breaks that typically benefit the poor and voting rights show a regressive agenda.

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