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General Assembly Police and Raleigh Police escort a woman away after she was arrested at the Legislative Building as the Monday protests are held at the General Assembly in Raleigh, N.C. on Monday, June 3, 2013. (Associated Press)

General Assembly Police and Raleigh Police escort a woman away after she was arrested at the Legislative Building as the Monday protests are held at the General Assembly in Raleigh, N.C. on Monday, June 3, 2013. (Associated Press)

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