The North Carolina NAACP will hold a massive sit-in at the state legislature if HB2, the anti-LGBT bill, is not repealed by April 21, though the legislature is not officially supposed to reconvene until four days later on April 25..
The News Observer reports that the sit-in was announced by N.C. NAACP president William Barber:
Barber, whose Forward Together Moral Movement has organized numerous Moral Monday protests and acts of civil disobedience, plans to announce more details about the event at a news conference Saturday morning.
“We cannot be silent in the face of this race-based, class-based, homophobic and transphobic attack on wage earners, civil rights, and the LGBTQ community,” Barber said in a news release. “Together with our many allies, we will coordinate a campaign of nonviolent direct action along with other forms of nonviolent protest that will instruct our legislators with respect to the rights of all people.”
Barber held a news conference about the planned protest this morning:
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