Downtown Charlotte. Big buildings. Fancy offices. Black mob riots.
They released this video later:
This is what the local paper said about that night:
In the end, one person was fatally shot last weekend, another hospitalized with a gunshot wound and 70 arrested uptown in one of the city’s largest mass arrests in recent memory.
On Tuesday, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Chief Rodney Monroe said unrest that followed the Food Lion Speed Street festival caused panic, but insisted officers “never lost control of the uptown.”
“Did we have fights? Yeah, we had fights,” Monroe said. “Did we have disturbances? Yeah, we had disturbances. … But at no time did we ever feel that we lost control of the center city.”
But eyewitnesses, business managers and others interviewed by the Observer described a chaotic scene late Saturday night and early Sunday morning.
On North Tryon Street, more than 50 young people overran a convenience store, “taking everything they could put their hands on,” one worker said. All of them escaped before police arrived, he said.
On College Street, security guards at Fuel Pizza called police multiple times to report “a dozen fights in the streets,” owner Zach Current said.
Some 25,000 to 30,000 people had congregated along Trade and College streets when the trouble started.
While police tried to revive the shooting victim, one of the people arrested was handcuffed to a nearby pole. As they took him away, he was shouting, “it ain’t over yet.”
These are just some of the hundreds of examples of racial violence and lawlessness in more than 80 cities around the country as documented in my book: White Girl Bleed a Lot: The return of racial violence to America.
Thomas Sowell said : ”Reading Colin Flaherty’s book made painfully clear to me that the magnitude of this problem is greater than I had discovered from my own research. He documents both the race riots and the media and political evasions in dozens of cities.” – National Review.
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