Charlotte Observer | War rally at park peaceful
My question is why is the headline “War rally” It was an impeachment/peace rally, although there were more causes promoted. I’ll update if the headline is changed.
Charlotte Observer | 09/30/2006 | 8:31 pm | War rally at park peaceful
An afternoon rally held one week after police clashed with anti-war protesters uptown remained peaceful Saturday at Charlotte’s Freedom Park.
Event organizers, including members of the Green Party and the Action Center for Justice, feared a repeat of last week’s Human Rights Fest, where Charlotte-Mecklenburg police arrested six protesters at Trade and Tryon streets.
Police say last week’s rally got out of control when protesters refused to follow orders, swore at officers and placed a burning newspaper near an officer’s feet. Protesters say officers violated their First Amendment rights. At least one man was hit with a stun gun and another protester, David Crane, said he suffered a broken rib and punctured lung.
Organizers said Saturday’s rally, which called for the impeachment of President Bush, attracted at least 50 more participants than last week’s event, including some of those arrested.