• Protesters gather in uptown during final night of DNC


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Dozens of protester marched through Uptown Thursday night ahead of President Barack Obama’s acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention.

    Earlier in the day, six people were arrested for blocking traffic outside the Duke Energy building.

    Protesters let their voices echo as they took over the heart of Uptown, screaming their message against banks and corporate greed. They took out a projector at one point and lit up city walls with profanity-laced messages against the DNC and the Republican National Convention.

    The march started in Marshall Park. Protesters passed Duke Energy headquarters and up Tryon Street. The group was stopped at Trade and Tryon before police allowed them to continue to Sixth Street, where they turned around and marched back.

    One protester was mad about all of the police presence.

    Eyewitness News asked Police Chief Rodney Monroe why he let protesters block Uptown traffic and he said "Why not?" and it was something they had planned for.

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