Protesters hold impromptu march into uptown, block streets

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A group of protesters in Charlotte for the Democratic National Convention took to the streets for an impromptu march late Monday night.

The march started around 11:15 p.m. Monday night when the group of nearly 100 people started walking towards uptown Charlotte.

The group walked from Marshall Park into the First Ward area, with police at their sides.

Officers blocked off side streets along the route, keeping the group out of surrounding neighborhoods. The officers corralled the group after about 45 minutes.

Police Chief Rodney Monroe was among the officers and says the officers did exactly as was pre-planned. He says the system that they had in place was working.

He says he didn't expect any arrests to be made from the march.

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