Protests

Anticom's banner photo on their Twitter account
via Twitter

When a group calling itself Anticom announced it would be holding a rally and possible torch-light march in Charlotte in late December, reaction was swift.

And it's easy to see why.

2017 will apparently go out with protests in uptown Charlotte.  The group Anticom plans what it calls a "March Against Communism" on December 28 in Marshall Park.

Scheduled speakers include white nationalist Richard Spencer, who helped organize the rally that turned deadly last month in Charlottesville, Virginia.   On its website, Anticom calls on participants to “bring a torch” to the Charlotte event. 

Protests in Charlotte Sept. 21, 2016
David Boraks / WFAE

Wednesday marks the one-year anniversary of the police killing of Keith Lamont Scott – and the birth of a protest movement called Charlotte Uprising.

The street protests that followed Keith Scott's killing brought all kinds of people to uptown Charlotte - longtime activists, students, uptown professionals, and local clergy. Within a couple of days, many were rallying around a social media hashtag - #CharlotteUprising.

Nick de la Canal / WFAE-FM

In uptown Charlotte's Romare Bearden Park, more than 100 people assembled early Saturday afternoon to air their grievances with the Trump administration and to call for an independent commission into possible Russian ties to the 2016 election.

The Panthers game during the week of protests following the Keith Scott shooting was one of 12 extraordinary events last year.
David Boraks / WFAE

The City Council last week delayed a planned vote on whether to repeal Charlotte's five-year-old extraordinary events ordinance. Officials now say they want to get more public input, at a public forum next week.

Here's the web screen where investors watched Thursday's Duke annual meeting.
Duke-Energy.com

Duke Energy shareholders elected directors and voted on other questions Thursday at the company's first virtual annual meeting. Ballots and questions for the CEO were submitted in advance, or by clicking a button on a special web page.

Duke CEO Lynn Good sat on a blue-curtained set and looked toward the camera as she opened the meeting at an undisclosed location.

protesters tried to talk to a police officer
David Boraks / WFAE

Charlotte officials are taking a long look at the city's five-year-old "Extraordinary Event" ordinance. They're trying to gauge whether it works and how it's being used. Critics say it's too stringent and used too often.

Protesters disrupted the state House of Representatives in Raleigh again Friday morning, chanting "All political power comes from the people." It was the second day of protests during a surprise special session that includes bills to limit the powers of incoming Governor Roy Cooper.

Charlotte Fatal Police Shooting Protests Remain Nonviolent Saturday Night

Sep 25, 2016
Jeff Siner / Charlotte Observer

Peaceful protests over a fatal police shooting of a black man continued throughout the day and into the night Saturday in Charlotte, even as police released videos of Tuesday’s fatal encounter.

Meanwhile, early Sunday, the city declared the Panthers game an “extraordinary event” meaning extra security is on the way. The game against the Minnesota Vikings is set for 1 p.m. at Bank of America Stadium; protesters were expected to be at the stadium.

Tom Bullock

Throughout the morning we heard from WFAE reporters who were on the ground in Charlotte's Uptown last night, city officials, and from the people who protested. We've pieced together our complete coverage from Thursday's broadcast of Morning Edition to make sure you don't miss a story. 

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