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Charlotte city councilwoman under fire for questioning 9/11 attacks

In a Facebook post, Lawana Mayfield said she's still waiting for someone to produce pieces of the alleged plane from the September 11 terrorist attacks.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A Charlotte city council member was under fire Tuesday for questioning whether the September 11 terrorist attacks were real.

In a Facebook post, Lawana Mayfield said she's still waiting for someone to produce pieces of the alleged plane.

"I am still waiting for someone to produce pieces of the alleged plane that opened the doors for U.S. citizens to lose all privacy rights (from the conspiracy theorist in me)," the four-term councilwoman wrote.

The article cited "Europhysics News" and claimed it wasn't airplanes and terrorists that brought down the twin towers in New York City but rather a controlled demolition.

After Mayfield posted the conspiracy theory article on Monday, people started calling for her to step down.

"You're a disgrace to our city and our nation for promoting such conspiracy theory garbage. You need to resign now," Darrell Lucus commented.

"Trying visiting the 9/11 Memorial in NYC, LaWana, before you write such total crap. There are plenty of aircraft pieces for you to look at. You should be embarrassed and ashamed," wrote Jim Brown.

"Men, women and children lost their loved ones that day. This is one of our city's elected officials? As a Charlottean, I'm truly embarrassed," Terri Fish said.

Mayfield discussed her social media post with public radio station WFAE.

"The questions I have are the questions that many people have asked over the years. There’s still a lot of unanswered questions. So I said – the post that said from the conspiracy theorist in me, I’m still waiting for the proof of this. But in the meantime, what have we given up as a nation under this guise of protection?” said Mayfield.

"I believe this nation chose to take a horrific act and use it to not only create a way through government to spy on the American people, but also to privatize a lot the work that is happening on the ground," Mayfield continued.

NBC Charlotte's calls to the councilwoman were not returned. We reached out to the city; a spokesperson said council members manage their own social media pages.