Protesters march into uptown as President makes surprise appeara - NBC12 - WWBT - Richmond, VA News On Your Side

Protesters march into uptown as President makes surprise appearance

Occupy protester march into uptown Charlotte Occupy protester march into uptown Charlotte
Protesters yell at police officers Protesters yell at police officers
Occupy protesters lay in the middle of the street in a "cuddle pile" Occupy protesters lay in the middle of the street in a "cuddle pile"

For the third night in a row, protesters with the Occupy group have made a nighttime march into the Queen City to protest during the Democratic National Convention.

The march from Marshall Park began around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday night.

Nearly 50 people were a part of the march, which is marching towards 5th street after passing near the Bank of America stadium.

By 10:40 p.m., the group had stopped three times and shouted in the faces of police officers.

At one point, members of the group laid down in the middle of the street near the intersection of 4th and Tryon Street and formed what they called a "cuddle pile."

Protesters returned to Marshall Park just before 11:40 p.m.

Around that same time the march started, officials confirmed to WBTV that President Barack made a surprise visit to the Time Warner Cable arena in uptown Charlotte, ahead of former President Bill Clinton's speech to wrap up the second day of DNC speeches.

The announcement followed a chaotic few moments where security officials and Charlotte Fire Marshals locked Time Warner Cable Arena down just after 8:30 p.m.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Boy beaten with hammer while protecting sister dies

    Boy beaten with hammer while protecting sister dies

    Sunday, September 24 2017 2:13 AM EDT2017-09-24 06:13:24 GMT
    Sunday, September 24 2017 2:13 AM EDT2017-09-24 06:13:24 GMT

    The suspect in the beatings faces charges of murder, attempted murder, and lewd acts with a child under 14.

    More >>

    The suspect in the beatings faces charges of murder, attempted murder, and lewd acts with a child under 14.

    More >>
  • Police: Tennessee church shooting suspect sent suicidal text

    Police: Tennessee church shooting suspect sent suicidal text

    Monday, September 25 2017 3:27 AM EDT2017-09-25 07:27:49 GMT
    Monday, September 25 2017 11:43 PM EDT2017-09-26 03:43:16 GMT

    Police charged the suspected gunman, who killed one and shot six at a Tennessee church Sunday, with one count of murder and said multiple charges were pending.

    More >>

    Police charged the suspected gunman, who killed one and shot six at a Tennessee church Sunday, with one count of murder and said multiple charges were pending.

    More >>
  • Jerry Jones, Cowboys kneel before national anthem ahead of game

    Jerry Jones, Cowboys kneel before national anthem ahead of game

    Monday, September 25 2017 10:01 PM EDT2017-09-26 02:01:57 GMT
    Monday, September 25 2017 10:10 PM EDT2017-09-26 02:10:24 GMT

    The gesture comes after an NFL weekend when more than 200 players sat or took a knee during the national anthem across the league.

    More >>

    The gesture comes after an NFL weekend when more than 200 players sat or took a knee during the national anthem across the league.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly