Frazier Park neighbors concerned about DNC protest march

Frazier Park neighbors concerned about DNC protest march

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by RAD BERKY / NewsChannel 36

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WCNC.com

Posted on August 24, 2012 at 6:43 AM

Updated Friday, Aug 24 at 7:08 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- At sunset most nights, Frazier Park is a quiet place for people to get outside and enjoy themselves.

But on Sunday September 2, things will look very different.

Some 10,000 to 15,000 people are expected to march in a massive protest demonstration from the park, up 4th Street and through the neighborhood on the way to Uptown.

"I just want to stay home," said Skylar Beck who lives near the park.

Everyone seemed to have heard something about anarchists coming to join the demonstration and what they could mean in terms of trouble.

"I heard they were going to be throwing feces and other things so I am probably going to head for Montford for the weekend," said Beck.

"I feel like the protesters are going to be out in full force to make a big statement," said another park neighbor, Lori Ferguson.

At the headquarters of the groups planing the march, located off 15th Street at North Davidson, Ben Carroll of the group march on Wall Street South said the group had worked hard to get a permit for the march and the plan was to be peaceful.

"We've been working to make this a family friendly demonstration. A safe demonstration," Carroll said.

Asked if Wall Street South supported the anarchist groups, Carroll would only say, "We have a coalition that includes many organizations."

The march will start that Sunday morning at 11 a.m.

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