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Thousands March in NAACP Rally Against 'Neighborhood Schools'

Photo Courtesy - ABC News/WTVD Raleigh(RALEIGH, N.C.) -- Thousands of demonstrators hit the streets of Raleigh, N.C., on Saturday in a march for student diversity.

Activists from the NAACP, along with members from over 90 other organizations joined in the march to the North Carolina State Legislature Building as part of the annual Historic Thousands on Jones Street (HKonJ) event.

The NAACP says the demonstration serves as a protest against a decision by the Wake County School Board to implement 'neighborhood schools.' Those against the idea say such a move will create resegregation in schools.

“People here want one county, they want one state, they want one country,” said NAACP President Benjamin Jealous. “We intend to fight with them until we get that.”

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