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Poor People’s Campaign Continues Strong in North Carolina (Live Blog)

Poor People's Campaign Continues Strong in North Carolina (Live Blog)

The Rev. William J. Barber, co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign, speaks outside the North Carolina Capitol in Raleigh on Tuesday. (Michael Nigro)

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Activists and civil rights advocates have gathered for the third week of action by the Poor People’s Campaign, an effort to relaunch Martin Luther King Jr.’s fight against poverty, war and income inequality. The campaign’s goals include federal and state living-wage laws, an end to anti-union and anti-workers’ rights efforts, welfare programs for the poor, equity in education, Medicaid expansion and accessible housing.

Truthdig correspondent Michael Nigro is reporting from North Carolina. Scroll down to see Truthdig’s live multimedia updates and take a look at Nigro’s photo essay below.

PHOTO ESSAY | 19 photosThe Poor People's Campaign: Protesting a Nation That Values Killing Over Caring

3:00 p.m. PDT: The Poor People’s Campaign is asking for donations to help bail out those who were arrested while peacefully protesting:

In Frankfort, Kentucky, the figures of bodies were outlined in chalk to represent the lives lost to militarization in communities:

2:00 p.m. PDT: Protesters have occupied the rotunda of the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing:

1:30 p.m. PDT: At least five arrests have reportedly been made at the North Carolina protest in Raleigh:

1:00 p.m. PDT: The action at the New York state Capitol in Albany continues as a teach-in is held on U.S. militarism:

In California, veterans are sharing their stories. “The war economy is immoral,” says Antonio Palacios:

12:30 p.m. PDT: In Washington, D.C., a crowd delivered a folded flag and list of demands to the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell:

Noon PDT: A satellite protest, focusing on the war economy, is happening at the New York state Capitol:

11:40 a.m. PDT: The protesters unite in song, singing “Somebody’s taking our freedom and we won’t be silent anymore.”

11:20 a.m. PDT: Michael Nigro leads a Facebook Live broadcast from the ground:

11:00 a.m. PDT: Michael Nigro reports from the ground:

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