Hundreds gather in uptown for right to life march

by: Tina Terry Updated:


CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Around noon Wednesday, about 200 pro-life protesters walked from Dilworth to Uptown Charlotte as part of their March for Life Protest.

The protestors from Charlotte and all over North Carolina wanted to use the Democratic National Convention as a chance to reach out to lawmakers about the pro-life message.

Each protester carried a large sign with a picture of an unborn child on it that read, "I am a person."

"Perhaps delegates, as they're walking along, will see that there are a lot of people that care about the unborn and perhaps that will influence their decisions, their platform in the future," said David Hains, a spokesman for the Catholic Diocese of Charlotte.

Protesters marched from South Church Street to the Square at Trade and Tryon streets in Uptown.

"This is how you get people to pay attention to you in America," Hains said.

As they walked into the Uptown area, the protesters were met by about two dozen counter protesters holding signs that read, "Keep abortion legal."

Nearby police officers kept an eye on the protest. Despite some shouting, it was peaceful.