Demonstrators march in unity through south Charlotte neighborhoods

Protesters gather at Freedom Park, call for peace

CHARLOTTE — The arrest and death of George Floyd in Minneapolis has once again sparked a movement in the U.S., including Charlotte.

Three nights of protests resulted in businesses vandalized and police using tear gas and flash bangs to disperse the large crowds.

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A justice walk started Monday night in Freedom Park.

As night fell, more than 1,000 marched in unity through streets of Dilworth and Myers Park.

Neighbors showed support and stood in their yards, waved from windows and gave out water bottles for the demonstrators.

Shortly before 9 p.m., CMPD said the lawful protest ended peacefully.

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Protests begin with prayers, end in chaos