protests

Myers Park cheered on a Black Lives Matter protest in June, then voted for Trump in November

At 9 a.m. on the Friday after the election, church bells rang out all around Myers Park, as usual, and the Reverend Benjamin Boswell was outside talking about...

‘Hammer their ass.’ Breaking down the videos that show CMPD’s plan to ambush crowds protesting police brutality

They call it “the plan.” Multiple times, and in multiple videos. At around 9:30 p.m. on June 2, “the plan” filters into the ears of...

The last Confederate soldier statue in Mecklenburg County

When it comes to Confederate monuments, Charlotte’s collection — an obelisk, several granite markers — is comparatively modest. Mecklenburg County’s...

NASCAR’s Confederate flag decision is welcome news to this pit-crew coach

Four years before NASCAR brought down the confederate flag this week, Curtis Walls went Uptown to protest the police shooting of Keith Scott. In his day job...

Aerial view of Charlotte’s Black Lives Matter street mural

On Tuesday, June 9, 17 local artists painted an entire Uptown block with three words: Black Lives Matter. Artists worked all day Tuesday in nearly 90 degree...

10 days and nights in Charlotte: How the George Floyd protests became a movement here

On February 1, 1960, four young men from North Carolina A&T sat down at the Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro and asked to be served. They were...

Dispersal orders explained. Why they’re issued and what to do when they are

Charlotte’s protests in memory of George Floyd and other Black victims of violence have told two different stories, day and night. Demonstrations start...

Charlotte protesters demand answers from city leaders and police following viral video

Tear gas, dispersal orders, and scenes that make the city almost unrecognizable have become Charlotte’s nighttime routine over the past six days, as...

Charlotte police are bracing for another round of protests

Two months after protests rocked Charlotte in the wake of an African-American’s shooting death at the hands of police, the city’s police department...

Businesses are getting back on their feet after last week’s protests

Restaurants around Charlotte impacted by last week’s protests say they are still reeling from losses, but are optimistic that they can work through them....