Hundreds Take Part in ‘March on Wall Street South’ in Charlotte, NC
About 800 people chanting and carrying signs (among them, “Banks got bailed out. We got sold out”) marched Sunday through the central business district in Charlotte, N.C., ahead of the Democratic National Convention to protest what they said was seedy corporate influence on politics.
The protesters, who came from across the country, gathered at Frazier Park for a round of speeches before starting the march. They were from a coalition of more than 80 local and national groups. Media packets declared the group’s mission as “building peoples’ power during the DNC.
Demonstrators had signs indicating that some were union workers, anti-war veterans and undocumented immigrants.
“Capitalism is holding back the human race,” one sign read. “Bail out people, not banks,” another sign said.
Hundreds of chanting protesters march through uptown Charlotte, N.C., ahead of the Democratic National Convention. WCNC reports.
The protest route was to take them past the corporate headquarters of Bank of America and a major office hub for Wells Fargo - financial institutions that some see as symbols of foreclosures and federal bailouts. Protesters also planned a stop at the headquarters of Duke Energy, the nation’s largest utility.