- Associated Press - Monday, July 27, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The president of the state chapter of the NAACP is criticizing Republican leaders in North Carolina following passage of a historical monuments bill which opponents say protects Confederate memorials.

At a Moral Monday protest in front of the old Capitol building, state NAACP President the Rev. William Barber criticized Gov. Pat McCrory and Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger for not taking actions similar to other Republican leaders in the South who have advocated for the removal of Confederate relics.

Barber and about a hundred protesters called on McCrory to halt the sale of license plates depicting the symbol of the Confederate flag.

McCrory says he wants to stop issuing the plates, but he believes the law requires him to wait for legislative approval.

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