Group protesting NDAA gathers outside Sen. Hagan's office

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CHARLOTTE, N.C.,None - A small group of protesters gathered outside Sen. Kay Hagan’s Charlotte office Friday afternoon to protest her signing of the National Defense Authorization Act.

The group of about a dozen, but managed to slow traffic on South Boulevard as onlookers stopped to read their signs.

The NDAA authorizes the budget of the Department of Defense and national security branches of the Department of Energy for the new fiscal year.

Hagan voted for the NDAA after an amendment she proposed was added, the Combat Casualty Care Amendment.

The detention provision has been criticized by many, including the American Civil Liberties Union.

Opponents of the bill say the counter-terrorism section of the bill needs to be more clearly defined because it allows for an abuse of presidential power through indefinite detention of anyone deemed to be involved in terrorism.

Opponents say the bill leaves open the possibility of an American citizen being detained on U.S. soil.

To see the versions of the NDAA, click here.

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