At least 11 demonstrators were arrested Monday in Raleigh, North Carolina protesting a state law that targets the LGBT community.

Police said about 350 protesters gathered outside the General Assembly to demand lawmakers repeal House Bill 2, a controversial law that blocks cities from enacting LGBT protections and prohibits transgender people from using the bathroom of their choice in government buildings, including schools.

Republican leaders have been under fire since approving the legislation during a one-day special session.

According to CBS affiliate WNCN, Raleigh police began arresting demonstrators when the crowd moved inside the Legislature just before 5 PM. Those arrested were charged with trespassing and violating building rules.

Rev. William Barber of the North Carolina NAACP described the law as “Hate Bill 2.”

“We know our history. That's why the black community stands with the LGBT community. Forward together, not one step back,” he told the crowd outside the Capitol.

More than 50 people were arrested at a similar rally three weeks ago.