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NAACP wins restraining order in case of General Assembly rules

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RALEIGH, N.C. -

The Moral Monday movement had a victory Friday afternoon as Judge Carl Fox granted a temporary restraining order over new rules governing protests at the General Assembly.

Lawyers from the North Carolina NAACP asked for the order, saying that the new rules implemented by the Republican-led General Assembly would limit certain demonstrations.

In May, a legislative committee approved rules that would not allow groups to create a disturbance at the Legislature.

"Them doing what they did interfered with the rights of other people," Rep. Tim Moore of Cleveland County said.

Moore, for example, said the protesters would block doors.

Irv Joyner with the North Carolina NAACP said the rules don't "clarify anything."

"It makes more vague, more overboard the reach of the police officers in the General Assembly. So I don't know what Rep. Moore is reading."

Fox granted the order on some of the rules late Friday afternoon, saying they are too broad to enforce.

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