Judges allow protests near Gaston County Courthouse days after issuing ban

Judges allow protests near Gaston County Courthouse days after issuing ban

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. — Four days ago, two judges banned protests within 300 feet of the Gaston County Courthouse. Now, they are rescinding that decision.

The protesters want the Confederate statue outside the courthouse removed. It has been a back and forth debate for months.

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Several protesters gathered outside the courthouse Tuesday and were well within 300 feet of the building. They even talked with police officers, who told them they will not be charged for protesting during business hours.

>> Watch the video at the top of this page as Gaston County reporter Ken Lemon explains why the judges decided to reverse their decision, only days after issuing the ban.

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