CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Six people were arrested as they tried to force their way into the annual shareholders' meeting for Bank of America in uptown on Wednesday morning.
Hundreds of people gathered on the streets Wednesday morning as dozens of Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers worked to contain the protest.
Johnny Rosa of Massachusetts was one of those arrested. Rosa said before he was taken into custody that his home had been foreclosed and he wanted to tell shareholders the foreclosure was wrong because he wanted to make payments.
The great thing for us was that we were flexible with our plan and we were able to adapt as different conditions presented themselves, said Harold Medlock, Deputy Chief of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. I think that everybody demonstrators, police officers, our community all would agree that it was a safe and successful day.
Deputy Chief Medlock said the department worked with organizers of the protest and knew where they planned to march.
Everything that we have done in these large operations, the large events that we have in Center City, we try to turn that into a learning experience for us, he added.
Police said that they used fewer officers for Wednesday's protest than for this year's CIAA or last year's SpeedStreet events.