Charlotte police estimate some 800 people took to the streets in Uptown yesterday for what was expected to be the largest protest connected to the DNC. Those who marched voiced a variety of concerns. Here are some of their voices.
Several hundred protesters marched in Charlotte Sunday afternoon in advance of the Democratic National Convention. The march attracted diverse groups upset with both political parties, but far fewer people than what organizers predicted.
The event was billed as the March on Wall Street South. Organizers predicted several thousand people. Police braced for possibly the biggest protest in Charlotte history.
That didn’t happen. Charlotte Police Chief Rodney Monroe estimates about 800 protesters turned out.