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NC rallies are attracting national media attention as 120 people were arrested yesterday after one of the largest “Moral Monday” protests against the NC Republican lead legislature policies.

The police chief, Glen Allen, estimated the crowd at about 1,500 that gathered behind the LegislativeBuilding downtown Raleigh to protest unemployment benefits cuts that will end extended benefits for about 70,000 recipients at the end of June.

The 120 that were arrested were the ones that decided to step inside the building to further the protest. This brings the amount of people arrested since the beginning of the 8 week rallies to nearly 600.

So far, North Carolina is the only state in the U.S. that has opted to restrict benefits of those unemployed and other places to pay down its debt to the federal government.