UNC-G freshman Dhruv Pathak is arrested by Capitol Police at the entrance to the State Legislature Building on Jones Street on Wednesday May 1, 2013, following an march that began at the NCSU Belltower. Pathak was one of five student arrested when they tried to cross a police barricade and enter the building to protest cuts to higher education.
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Published: May 1, 2013 Updated 11 hours ago
The Associated Press
RALEIGH, N.C. — Five people have been arrested in front of the Legislative Building during a march through downtown Raleigh by worker and immigrant rights advocates protesting North Carolina Republican policies.
General Assembly Police Chief Jeff Weaver says the young people were placed in handcuffs early Wednesday evening after a confrontation with officers on a police line in front of the building. Weaver said protesters pushed officers. He says he expects some will be charged with assault.
The five were among about 75 mostly college-aged people marching through the city to support what they call a people’s agenda. Demonstrators held signs in support of in-state tuition for those living in the country illegally and against Republican causes such as voter ID.
May 1 is celebrated around the world as International Workers Day.