A judge gave permission Monday to a group that’s been protesting new North Carolina laws to rally on the grounds of the state Capitol building.
Wake County Superior Court Judge Allen Baddour’s decision reversed denial of a permit earlier this month. It served as a preamble for the new year of protests, that have become known as Moral Monday, against the Republican-controlled state legislature.
Just hours after the decision, the Rev. William Barber, one of the key Moral Monday organizers, spoke to dozens of people on a courtyard outside the Capitol, mapping out 2014.