DNC protesters go door-to-door to explain march

DNC protesters go door-to-door to explain march

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by RAD BERKY / NewsChannel 36 Staff

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Posted on August 29, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 29 at 5:29 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- At headquarters off North Davidson Street Tuesday afternoon, leaders of Occupy Charlotte and The March on Wall Street South rehearsed new volunteers who would be going out into neighborhoods all around Charlotte.

The idea is to explain the goals behind the march from Frazier Park to Uptown on Sunday that could draw some 10,000 people.

That would be in addition to the thousands who will be arriving for next week's Democratic National Convention.

"There are going to be people there who wish to be our leaders and that is who we need to talk to," said Richard Kossally, one of the march organizers.

Kossally and others from the two groups went into a neighborhood off Beatties Ford Road to talk to people who live there about the march.

There have been concerns expressed about the potential for violence from groups like 'Anonymous.'

"They are trying to scare people to keep people from coming out," Kossally told Barbra Robinson and a group of her family and friends who were sitting outside. "We want to get it out there that we are not scary people. We are fighting for human rights."

After wards, Tommy Thomas, who had listened to Kossally, said he might want to get involved.

"Just to help the community," Thomas said. "If everybody can help each other the world would be a better place to live in."

Organizers believe that going door-to-door and talking to people will help everyone understand a bit more about what is going to happen next week.

"It is about people talking to each other," Kossally said, calling it a victory. "But we need many more victories."

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