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North Carolina Cops Threaten and Arrest ‘Non-Essential’ Protesters for Unauthorized Free Speech

The “Reopen North Carolina” protests on Tuesday in Raleigh, N.C. were broken up by police who threatened attendees and arrested at least one protester.

“The #ReopenNC protest that occurred in Downtown Raleigh today has been cleared. We explained to the protesters that at this time, they are not allowed to protest. It is a non-essential activity and violates the Governor’s Executive Order,” the Raleigh Police Department announced on their Facebook page. They posted a video of law enforcement informing protesters that their 1st Amendment rights are now null and void because of the coronavirus pandemic.

“There was one arrest made by the State Capitol Police,” Raleigh police added.

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