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A $336,000 settlement was reached after peaceful protesters were pepper sprayed in Graham

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — A city and two law enforcement agencies in one county in North Carolina will pay a group of plaintiffs $336,000 in a settlement arising out of a 2020 get-out-the-vote rally where peaceful protesters were pepper sprayed.

The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and a Chicago-based law firm announced the settlement Wednesday.

According to a press release, the agreement involved the City of Graham and its Police Department, as well as the Alamance County Sheriff.

Police said participants at the October 2020 rally were arrested and pepper sprayed for blocking a road without permission.

https://www.cbs17.com/news/336k-settlement-reached-after-peaceful-demonstrators-pepper-sprayed-in-nc/ A $336,000 settlement was reached after peaceful protesters were pepper sprayed in Graham

Dais Johnston

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