When elderly women get arrested for protesting, people pay attention.

More than 200 people from various organizations including lawyers, students, preachers from across the state, physicians, leading historians, and a group of senior citizens known as the “Raging Grannies” held a peaceful “pray-in” and “teach-in” at the North Carolina statehouse to protest the Republican-controlled legislature’s agenda. The grannies even sung some anti-war and anti-poverty protest songs.

More than 30 people, including some of the Raging Grannies, were arrested during the protest.

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  1. brettdogacres reblogged this from takepart and added:
    Awesome grannies!!
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