CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Dozens of Occupy Charlotte, Vietnam veterans, and self-proclaimed illegal immigrants continued an anti-Obama march through Uptown Charlotte on the first day of the Democratic National Convention.
FOX8 crews were in Marshall Park when it started around 12:30 p.m. The crowd swelled to several dozens as it made its way to Uptown.
In the video above, you’ll see where the protest stopped late Monday afternoon at 8th and North Tryon Streets. This was right as our crew left an event sponsored by High Point University.
Security kept the protesters several blocks from the Time Warner Cable Arena and Bank of America sites during the entire march, which lasted several hours.
Protesters chanted expletives in regard to the President, and much of it could not be aired on television. Two disorderly conduct arrests were made Tuesday, but more than a dozen people were handcuffed. Although the protests were tense, there was no violence.
The evening ended back in Marshall Park, where many of the protesters are camping out for the duration of the convention.