As Republican state lawmakers in North Carolina discussed a package of legislation that would significantly weaken the incoming Democratic governor, several protesters were arrested at the state capitol building on Thursday.
Protesters gathered in the state House chamber, chanting at state lawmakers, "You work for us," according to Raleigh television station WRAL. House Speaker Tim Moore (R) ordered the protesters removed from the House gallery but several refused, leading police to arrest at least 16 people, according to CBS News.
As those arrested left the state House, protesters shouted "Shame" and "This is what democracy looks like," per CBS. A reporter for N.C. Policy Watch was among those arrested in the House gallery when police demanded that everyone leave, the News and Observer reported.
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