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Posted: Tuesday, December 25, 2012 3:53 pm | Updated: 4:08 pm, Thu Jan 3, 2013.

The Charlottesville City Council has agreed to beef up efforts to improve race relations in the city, but some advocates are threatening protests and electoral fallout if councilors don’t do something stronger.

“The only thing I think is really going to matter is protests and more protests,” said M. Rick Turner, president of the Albemarle Charlottesville NAACP, which supports a commission with enforcement power. “I don’t think anything is going to be given to those who want it, unless the council believes that there’s some power behind the words.”

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