For the second straight day, protesters gathered in Charlotte to express outrage over President Donald Trump’s executive order banning refugees from seven Muslim nations – an action that has sparked protests nationwide.
On Sunday, about 60 demonstrators gathered at the intersection of Wilkinson Boulevard and Josh Birmingham Parkway, not far from Charlotte/Douglas International Airport. A spokeswoman for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said the protest was peaceful and ended at 8:25 p.m., after about eight hours.
Sunday’s demonstration was in contrast to one held Saturday during which an estimated 50 protesters entered the airport’s baggage claim area. Six people were arrested after refusing police orders to leave.
According to an airport ordinance, picketing and protests are allowed at Charlotte/Douglass only with proper permits, and only then under prescribed conditions.