North Carolina rally organizer plans Election Day march

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In this image taken from video, Alamance County sheriff’s deputies use pepper spray on a crowd of protesters outside the courthouse in Graham, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. A get-out-the vote rally that ended with North Carolina police pepper spraying and arresting attendants was the result of participants blocking the roadway without authorization, authorities said Saturday. (Carli Brosseau/The News & Observer via AP)

GRAHAM, N.C. (AP) — The organizer of a get-out-the-vote rally in North Carolina that ended with police pepper spraying and arresting participants is planning another march on Election Day.

Reverend Greg Drumwright said at a news conference Sunday that he’s planning a large demonstration for Election Day and condemned how police responded to Saturday’s event. Police said participants in Saturday’s rally were arrested and pepper sprayed they were blocking the roadway without authorization, authorities say.

Graham Police said Saturday they issued several warnings to the crowd at Alamance County’s courthouse to move from the roadway before releasing pepper spraying and later arresting eight people.

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