Demonstrators prepare to march ahead of DNC
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- This weekend tens of thousands of demonstrators are expected in uptown Charlotte for the Coalition March on Wall Street South. Organizers held a news conference Wednesday morning at Marshall Park to lay out their plans for Sunday's large-scale event.
The demonstrators will be speaking on a wide-range of issues ranging from deportation to fair wages and practices by big banks. They said things will get started at around 11 a.m. Sunday in Frasier Park and then will move to the streets of uptown at around 1 p.m.
In the press conference they addressed the protests currently going on in Tampa and assured the public they will try their best to keep their demonstration peaceful and non-violent.
"We are confident that we are going to have a safe, family-friendly march," said Michael Zytkow with Occupy Charlotte. "We have a permit with the city. It's going to be 3 miles of downtown Charlotte closed off so that we can really have an opportunity to discuss the needs of the people and raise an agenda that frankly both parties and corporate backers are not discussing."
Organizers are still in heavy recruitment mode, trying to get as many demonstrators out to Sunday's event.