On Saturday, citizens in Raleigh, North Carolina gathered to protest voter-ID laws. The event, organized by the NAACP and led by Rev. William Barber II, was dubbed the “Moral March.” Those who attended the rally believe that requiring an ID to vote is unfair to minorities and poor segments of the population.
In a twist of irony, the protesters allowed at the event were required to present the same kind of ID they would be expected to present in order to vote.
Here is a copy of fliers NAACP officials passed out at the protest:
North Carolina Republican state Rep. David Lewis told the Daily Caller, “I find it extremely hypocritical that when nearly 70 percent of North Carolinians across all political spectrums support the idea that one present photo identification when going to the polls, the NC NAACP has filed suit in court to block this common-sense idea. However, the NC NAACP requires their protesters to maintain valid photo identification on their person throughout the march. The idea that Chairman William Barber and his followers find it more important to carry their photo identification with them when marching than when electing the President of the United States is reprehensible.”
Barber and his allies have led a series of protests against North Carolina’s Republican legislature since the new year. Although the rallies are promoted as “peaceful,” over 900 protesters have been arrested since January 1 — many arrested individuals were taken into custody because they obstructed state legislators inside the capitol building.