Charlotte City Council Votes To Re-Open Black Lives Matter Plaza To Traffic

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Black Lives Matter Plaza in Uptown will reopen to traffic.

Monday, the Charlotte City Council voted to reopen a section of South Tryon Street near 3rd and 4th to traffic.  It was shut down over the summer after 20 artists designed a Black Lives Matter mural after outrage erupted across the country following the death of George Floyd.

Many people have visited the mural over the past several months.  Some describe it as a symbol of peace and unity.   Rhea Plummer brought her family to look at the mural.

“I think it’s important for us, I think it’s important for them to see, that’s why I brought them down here today, it’s a tribute to what we’ve been fighting for and what matters to us” says Rhea Plummer from Charlotte.

Most city leaders agreed Charlotte needs a pedestrian plaza.

City leaders are looking at another section of Tryon Street, Camden Street and possibly the NODA neighborhood.