Charlotte experienced a night of peaceful protests that continued well after the midnight curfew.
— City of Charlotte (@CLTgov) September 23, 2016
Charlotte police say that as long as protesters are peaceful, they will monitor them and allow them to protest. If they rob, steal or assault anyone the police will use the curfew as a tool to end the violence.
— WBTV News (@WBTV_News) September 23, 2016
Earlier in the evening, the protests centered around the police headquarters in uptown Charlotte, NC on E. Trade St.. At first the crowd gathered and chanted “No justice, no peace” and “We want the tape” at the front of the building then moved to the police garage area to continue their protest with fists raised high.
— WBTV Ben Williamson (@benlwilliamson) September 23, 2016
Later the crowd chanted “we love you” at the Mecklenburg County Jail as those incarcerated flashed their cell lights back at the crowd.
Protesters were originally seen wearing colored armbands that showed how far they were willing to go to protest. Red bands were for those that would participate in the march, but had no interest in unlawful activity that might get them arrested. Yellow bands were willing to perform activities that might get them arrested and green bands were those actively seeking arrest.
Video of the marchers:
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