x
Breaking News
More () »

Charlotte's Leading Local News: Weather, Traffic, Sports and more | Charlotte, North Carolina | WCNC.com

Peaceful protest held in Concord as community calls for justice

The march was put on by Duke Basketball star and Cox Mill High School alumnus Wendell Moore Jr. and his girlfriend Marissa Moyer.

CONCORD, N.C. — Saturday, a group of people gathered in Concord to honor George Floyd's life and send a message for justice. It comes nearly three weeks since Floyd's death, as protests continue across the country.

The event, called a Cabarrus County Community March, was put on by Duke Basketball star and Cox Mill High School alumnus Wendell Moore Jr. and his girlfriend Marissa Moyer.

It started in James L. Dorton Park in Concord at noon. The peaceful protest continued until around 2:30 p.m., as the group marched through parts of Concord. 

"I would say there's probably systemic racism everywhere, it's not just a nationwide — it's a worldwide issue," Moyer told WCNC Charlotte.

RELATED: Atlanta police chief stepping down, mayor calls for officer in Atlanta shooting to be fired

RELATED: Police release body camera footage of Chester County officer-involved shooting

RELATED: Fox News removes altered photos of Seattle 'Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone'

RELATED: More global protests emerge over racism, police actions