More than 80 people submitted to arrest at 'Moral Monday,' July 1, 2013, protests to call attention to the immediate loss of federal unemployment benefits for 70,000 North Carolinians due to the actions of state lawmakers. Courtesy WRAL.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. The NAACP announced Friday they plan to take Moral Mondays to Charlotte.
An event is scheduled for August 19 at 5 p.m. in Marshall Park at 800 E. Third St. The NAACP said there will also be protests in Dare County and Manteo on the same day.
More details will be released later in the day.
The 'Moral Monday' protests began in April in Raleigh. Protestors demonstrated against the policies of the Republican-controlled legislature. Hundreds of people have been arrested since its start.
The last Moral Monday in Raleigh was nearly two weeks ago when more than 8,000 teachers and demonstrators went to the state capital to speak out against the state budget. Last week, the Moral Monday protests moved to Asheville; police said about 5,000 were present.