More than 150 people were arrested at this week’s Moral Mondays protest at the North Carolina General Assembly — and among them were members of Carrboro town government.
Carrboro Mayor Mark Chilton and two Board of Aldermen members were arrested Monday after they joined the protest to express their concerns about the legislature’s agenda.
“They charged me with second-degree trespass, failure to disperse and violation of building rules,” Chilton said.
For the fifth time since late April, hundreds of protesters rallied outside the statehouse to demonstrate against the Republican majority’s agenda. Chilton said it was his first time attending one of the protests, but he decided to go because of recent legislative decisions on voter laws.
“I am very concerned about not only the direction that the General Assembly is taking our state right now, but about the unfair ways they are trying to change our system of election in North Carolina,” he said.