Dozens of radical liberals showed up at the General Assembly on Friday to protest the General Assembly’s completely constitutional and rightful special session to decentralize some powers previous delegated to the Governor’s office.
Proving once again that these radicals just don’t know how to behave when they don’t get their way, at least 39 protesters were arrested for their outlandish behavior.
17 more of these leftists were arrested on Thursday, according to General Assembly Police Chief Martin Brock. Those arrests included “civic leaders,” university staff and faculty, and members of the “clergy.”
The protesters arrested on Thursday were charged with second degree trespassing and violating legislative building rules, with at least one, 66-year-old Leslie Coburn, being arrested for resisting a public officer.
After ending a special session on Wednesday in which the legislature approved $200 million in disaster relief assistance to those effected by Hurricane Matthew and the wildfires in Western NC, three-fifths of the House and Senate signed a petition to open another special session on Thursday and Friday.
In the second session, the Republican legislature, rightfully, stripped the Governor of his authority to make appointments, shifted some power from the N.C. Supreme Court to the state’s Court of Appeals, and reduce the Democrats’ power over election regulations.
Of course, rather than simply peacefully protesting, these radical leftists stormed the public gallery during a House debate about changes to election law, sparking Speaker Tim Moore to order police to clear the gallery.
The House was forced to keep the gallery closed on Friday afternoon because of the radicals behavior, preventing anyone from the public who may want to visit the General Assembly from being allowed to do so.
The same scenario played out in the Senate gallery.
As is usual the case, most of the spectacle was led by NC NAACP President William Barber, who decided after the public was removed from the Senate gallery to continuously bang on the door like a child in order to try and get in.