3 charged for disrupting North Carolina city council meeting

June 25, 2019

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say three people have been charged after they disrupted a city council meeting which included a discussion on a noise ordinance and its potential impact on pro-life and abortion rights protests.

Local news sources report the Charlotte City Council was meeting on Monday, in part to discuss an amendment to the ordinance. Video shows that as Mayor Vi Lyles was preparing to open the meeting, two protesters jumped onto the dais and unfurled a banner which read “City of Charlotte Silences Women Amplifies Misogyny.” Two other protesters stood on the floor and read a statement.

Police said in a news release tha when the protesters ignored commands to stop, the three were arrested. Two other protesters were shown on the video running from the chamber.

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