RALEIGH, N.C. -- Civil rights leader Reverend William Barber is officially a convicted criminal after a jury found him to be guilty of second-degree trespass.

  • He was convicted of trespassing stemming for a 2017 protest.
  • He was fighting for Medicaid expansion.
  • He took to Twitter to express his frustration.

Barber was convicted on trespassing charges Thursday stemming from a 2017 protest at the General Assembly. He was arrested two years ago during a protest at the General Assembly while fighting for Medicaid expansion.

The organizer of the 'Moral Monday' protest movement told jurors that the state constitution gives him the right to protest in the building. They did not agree.

Barber took to Twitter to express his frustration.