RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — More than a dozen North Carolina public schools advocates hoping to meet with Gov. Pat McCrory have been arrested outside his office for blocking traffic on a busy street.
Raleigh police spokesman Jim Sughrue said 14 people were taken to Wake County Detention Center Wednesday evening on charges of impeding the flow of traffic and resisting law enforcement. They were arrested on Morgan Street outside the Old Capitol where the governor’s offices are located.
Durham Public Schools teacher Kathy McCullen said the people arrested were teachers and part of a two-day march from Durham. McCullen said the group asked to meet with McCrory Wednesday about expanding Medicaid and increasing public school funding.
McCrory’s spokesman Graham Wilson said the governor was unavailable to meet the teachers because of a previous engagement.