Ten arrested during afternoon uptown protests

Ten arrested during afternoon uptown protests

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by NewsChannel 36 Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on September 6, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Updated Sunday, Oct 27 at 2:35 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A total of 10 protesters were arrested in uptown Charlotte during the Democratic National Convention Thursday afternoon.

Six were put in custody for sitting in the middle of the intersection of South Tryon and Stonewall streets.  Charlotte-Mecklenburg police took six people into custody for sitting on a banner in the middle of the intersection around 2:30 p.m..

The protesters blocked the intersection for a few minutes before they were told move from the intersection. After a while, police took all six into custody.

Three men and three woman between the ages of 22 and 56 were charged with impeding traffic.

Here are the names of the six people arrested:

Amelia Campbell, 22 (Boulder, Colorado)

Audrey Campbell, 22 (Boulder, Colorado

Richard French, 39 (Farmington, New Mexico)

Matthew Goodsell, 56 (Unknown)

Christina Lee Mounce, 26 (Casper, West Virginia)

Michael Joseph Stewart, 24 (Lakewood, Colorado)

Elsewhere, three people were arrested in front of 100 West Trade Street.  Kyle Pugh, 24, of Philadelphia, Taylor Gunsauley, 22, of Louisville and an unidentified woman were taken away in handcuffs around 3:30 p.m.  Pugh is charged with disorderly conduct and interfering with public assembly.  Gunsauley was charged with failure to disperse.  The third woman was taken to a nearby hospital for an non-incident related condition.

About 30 minutes later Allison Delores McCracken, 23, of Washington D.C. was placed behind bars after she hung a banner at 200 South College Street.

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