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~Monday~  I attended Moral Monday again, and it was so incredibly hot out there, that I probably wasn't there more than 30 or 40 minutes—long enough to snap some pictures of signs.

The main focus of the protest today was on Women's Rights, and I believe around 100 people got arrested.

Here's a shot of the crowd, but not a very good one, as it doesn't really help articulate the scope of it.

July15Crowd

There were many reproductive system, genitalia, and "my body" type signs, two of which I captured:

July15SignsLawsVagina


July15SignsPenisLegislation

I liked this one-word-but-you-get-the-point sign, held by this mostly silent (at least while I was around him) protester:

July15SignsMississippi

And, finally, this sign made me smile, as a dig to our governor who was quoted (misquoted, he said, of course) as saying he's been out at the protests and talked to a lot of people in the crowd, which is a blatant lie.

July15WheresPat


Obviously, I'm not a committed protester, as my time there was swayed by how hot and how hungry I was. They need some food trucks up in there.

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(Anonymous)
Jul. 18th, 2013 08:24 pm (UTC)
Thank you Tuesdays
John,
What do you think of Thank You Tuesday--or whatever it is called...
I'm still a little sketchy on why the arrests are made--because they are asked to leave and they don't?

Sarah
dailyafirmation
Jul. 19th, 2013 02:22 am (UTC)
Re: Thank you Tuesdays
Hi Sarah. Thanks for reading and commenting. Those arrested are charged with "violating legislative building rules, failure to disperse on command and second-degree trespassing, all misdemeanor charges." It's not clear what those building rules are, but I haven't spent any time to look them up. They're probably something like no loitering around the chambers.

What I think most about Thankful Tuesday can be summed up by the make-up of the crowd in the picture in this article: Conservatives praise NC GOP legislative efforts at ‘Thankful Tuesday’ rally.
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