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Police Arrest, Pepper-Spray Peaceful Voters at North Carolina Rally

HeadlineNov 02, 2020

One day ahead of Election Day, over 94 million people have already cast their ballots — more than two-thirds of the total number of ballots cast in 2016.

In Graham, North Carolina, police arrested eight people and unleashed pepper spray during a peaceful get-out-the-vote rally and march, which planned to end at an early voting site. The participants started at a Black church and stopped at a Confederate monument opposite the county courthouse to honor George Floyd and Black lives, before law enforcement officers in riot gear attempted to clear them out. Officers then started pepper-spraying the crowd that included young children and elderly people. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper and rights groups condemned the police action. We’ll have more on this after headlines with the event’s organizer, Rev. Greg Drumwright.

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