Hundreds protest North Carolina law

Raleigh, NC (WRAL) Five people were arrested Thursday after protesters blocked the street in front North Carolina’s governor’s mansion to protest the state’s new law prohibiting cities and towns from passing anti-discrimination ordinances.

Officials said the arrests were made after the five protesters, who chained themselves to one another in the middle of the street, refused to disperse.

All five protestors were released on a written promise to appear in court on Monday.

The law codifies a statewide nondiscrimination policy in employment and public accommodations, excluding gays and lesbians from protection, and prohibits North Carolina cities or towns from enacting stricter guidelines.

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