2 arrested at Charlotte Trump protest

Thousands of protesters flooded streets across America to protest the election of Donald Trump, including a demonstration in Charlotte.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Across the country Wednesday night, crowds of people protested the president-elect. 

In Charlotte, about 30 people marched briefly through uptown starting at Marshall Park and ending near the EpiCentre.

Major Gerald Smith said, ”The demonstration was in response to the election and we asked them to leave the street and they refused to, and as a result, two were arrested.”

But Smith says CMPD's approach is the same as it’s always been.

“It is our purpose with protests we help facilitate first amendment right, however, when [protesters] disrupt commerce and public safety, we have to take action.”

They are not overly concerned about any more protests.

“There’s no new plan in place. The uptown area is no stranger to having protests."

It was just six weeks ago, thousands marched through uptown-- some violently-- in response to the police shooting of Keith Scott.

So, Major Smith says they’re prepared if something else crops up.

“There is no plan of putting officers on standby, but we are watching events around the country very carefully.”

Copyright 2016 WCNC


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