The state NAACP will hold a press conference today in which the 19 people arrested at last week's Wake County school board meeting will speak out about why they used civil disobedience.
In a media advisory sent Monday night, the NAACP said the people who were arrested will "object to the selective detention of Rev. Dr. William Barber and Rev. Nancy Petty," who were arrested for violating a school district trespass notice.
They'll also "protest the rough handling and momentary arrest of school board member Keith Sutton by the police, even though he was attempting to calm the situation." Sutton wasn't among the 19 people arrested but he has demanded an apology for the way he was treated by Raleigh police.
They also "denounce the ongoing attempts by the current board majority to evade and diminish the expression of public opinion against their policies" by going to only one public comment period per month.
The press conference will take place at 3:45 p.m. at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church in Raleigh. It takes place the same day that the school board's student assignment committee will hear education consultant Michael Alves talk about controlled choice.
Barber, president of the state NAACP, has said he's skeptical about controlled choice.
One of the issues that's been brought up is that most of the 19 people arrested last week were not Wake County residents. The NAACP media advisory on the press conference gives some info on all 19 people.
Wake has sent trespassing notices to the people arrested at last week's meeting. They're barred from school board meetings unless they provide written assurance that they're not going to disrupt the proceedings.