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(Photo by: Nichole Jaworski/CBS Charlotte)

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — With the North Carolina General Assembly finished for the year, protesters are bringing their Moral Monday demonstrations on the road.

The NAACP and other liberal groups plan to protest Monday at 5 p.m. in front of the Buncombe County Courthouse in Asheville.

The protests went on for 13 weeks in Raleigh at the Legislative Building with nearly 1,000 arrests. Organizers wanted to point out what they said were the Republican-majority Legislature and governor rolling back progress in education, social and economic equality and assuring all qualified people have the right to vote.

North Carolina NAACP President the Rev. William Barber will be at the Asheville protests and has said he plans to take the Moral Monday protests to all 13 of North Carolina’s congressional districts.

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