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Apr 03 2016
by Mia Renee Cole

19 Powerful Photos Of Protests Against North Carolina's Anti-LGBTQ Law

By Mia Renee Cole - Apr 03 2016
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Last Tuesday, March 29, 2016, I had the opportunity to attend the march led by students from my school in opposition to our state's new law outlawing transgender people from using the bathrooms that they identify with and taking away protections from other people who identify as LBGTQ+. Held on Franklin Street, in Chapel Hill, the crowd flooded the main intersection, blocking traffic for three hours.

1. Mother and son remind North Carolinians to vote in the upcoming gubernatorial election in order to vote out Governor Pat McCrory who signed the bill into law.

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2. Man stands outside of Chapel Hill's old court house with his sign saying, "Flush Legalized Segregation."

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3. Mother and her two daughters demand their rights.

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4. Young man shows his disgrace at the state and the country with his upside-down American flag.

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5. 93-year-old woman protests in favor of her granddaughter, sitting to the right.

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6. Many protesters arrived with handmade signs, already held in the air.

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7. Protesters prepare to march along Franklin Street.

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8. The sea of people claim Franklin Street exclaiming, "Whose streets? Our Streets!"

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9. Man looks over his shoulder at the crowd of people that flows by him.

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10. McCrory is considered a state embarrassment to many North Carolinians, as exemplified on this sign.

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11. Police cars block the intersection where the protestors gathered.

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12. Man steps out of car to view the protestors, as he's stuck in a major backup caused by the march.

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13. A college-aged couple join many other LGBTQ+ protestors in giving their testimony.

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14. The crowd still standing strong, over two hours after the march began.

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15. "Pat McCrory is Guilty as Hell."

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16. There were many signs directed at Governor Pat McCrory.

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17. Many signs contained profanity, displaying the protestors' rage.

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18. "Impeach McCrory" stickers were handed out to protestors.

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19. Freshmen Teva, Chris and Brittany proudly show their homemade sign.

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Lead Image Credit: Mia Renee Cole via Flickr

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Mia Renee Cole - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Mia Renee is currently the Senior Editor with Fresh U and a student at UNC Chapel Hill, where she is studying Spanish and French. In her free time she enjoys knitting, photography and drinking hot tea while writing on her personal blog. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @miareneecole or her blog at miareneecole.com!

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