North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) said on Tuesday that he’s not interested in speaking with the NAACP after more than 100 people were arrested at the group’s demonstration against conservative policies, TV station WTVD reports.
The NAACP’s North Carolina chapter held a rally Monday at the Legislative Building in Raleigh, where police estimated 1,000 people were in attendance.
McCrory said that protesters refusing to leave when asked was unacceptable and consumed “a lot of resources.” The governor then added that he has no desire to sit down with the group.
“No,” he said. “I am pleased that it’s been non-violent, though, and that’s the second most important parameter. That it be lawful and non-violent. I’m very pleased with the way the authorities have handled it, in a non-violent manner.”