Charlotte, NC - Black Lives Matter is continuing their tactics of trying to hijack a protest about anything else to try to make it about them. In this latest stunt, six people were arrested following a skirmish with police.
WFAE reports that at around 9 PM Saturday, 60 protesters swarmed Charlotte-Douglas International Airport with signs that said, "No hate. No fear. Immigrants are welcome here."
The airport didn't draw much of a crowd because no foreign nationals were detained there.
Officers stood by to protect the first amendment activities, when around 10 PM, members of Black Lives Matter and Charlotte Uprising started yelling profanities at the police and acting disorderly. Charlotte Uprising is the Black Lives Matter group involved in the Charlotte riots. The group claims that Keith Scott was unarmed at the time a black officer shot him, despite overwhelming proof that Scott was armed.
Officers moves in to arrest the disorderly group, who resisted and became assaultive. Dhruv Pathak, 23; Samantha Valdez, 24; Eleanor Everette, 16; Michael Johnson, 24; Gloria Merriweather, 24; and James Marsicano, 23, were arrested for "Resist, Obstruct and Delay and Trespass."
Following the scuffle, police had to ask the remaining protesters to leave the building because of potential safety concerns. The group slowly filtered out by 10:30 PM.
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