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President Trump said he’s moving the Republican National Convention out of Charlotte, NC.

Protestors heading straight towards police yelling “hands up, don’t shoot!” #raleighprotest 

Protestors trying to avoid police by taking turns onto different streets and trying to stay close together as a unit.

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Vance High linebacker Power Echols, a UNC recruit and two-time state defensive player of the year, made an impassioned George Floyd rally speech and says the Minnesota man’s death has prompted him into greater action.

Protestors march through historic oakwood neighborhood yelling “out of the houses and into the streets!” #RaleighProtest 

Protestors have been circling through neighborhoods on the edge of downtown. Now passing by Moore Square Park but crowd isn’t heading anywhere specific.

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The group is breaking up and saying they’re going home. “We will be back, we will be stronger!We will not take this any longer!” #RaleighProtest 

Police in riot gear are unloading from buses back at headquarters. And the steeets are quiet downtown, more than two hours after curfew. We didn’t see any arrests or direct interactions between officers and protestors after curfew. #RaleighProtest 

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Good for public health advocates, bad for restaurants and hotels

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On the same day he won a @macfound  Genius Grant, the Rev. William Barber also was arrested at a protest.

Presidential adviser and daughter will make 3 stops in NC to see hurricane relief efforts, thank first responders and promote vocational training.

Wednesday’s testimony to NC officials ended on an emotional note when congressional candidate Mark Harris teared up as his son, John Harris, read a statement about his parents’ actions. #ncpol  #ncgov  More from this week's #NC09  election hearing >>

OPINION: First by gerrymandering and now by a high-handed vote, something new has been taken from North Carolinians. It’s called democracy.

“They are literally walking around terrorizing people.”

Protestors sitting peacefully in front of police outside the #Raleigh  Capitol building. They are chanting: “I don’t see no riot here... why are you in riot gear?”

#BREAKING: Video shows police officer slamming a student to the floor before arresting her

She complained that a two-week quarantine violated her civil rights.

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