Rallies Against Andrew Brown Jr. Killing Held In Several N.C. Cities Including Charlotte
RALEIGH, N.C. — Rallies against the deputy-involved shooting of an unarmed Black man in Elizabeth City took place in various North Carolina cities including Charlotte Tuesday afternoon.
The rallies were organized by Repairers of the Breach, the North Carolina Council of Churches and B.R.I.D.G.E. They’re demanding transparency and accountability following the fatal shooting of Andrew Brown Jr. by Pasquotank County sheriff’s deputies.
Repairers of the Breach said in a news release that the rallies were scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. in Asheville, Charlotte, Elizabeth City, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Raleigh, Wilmington and Winston-Salem.
The pictures above are from the Charlotte rally.
Marches have been a nightly occurrence Elizabeth City since Andrew Brown’s April 21 death. Protesters say that Brown was unjustly killed while sheriff’s deputies tried to serve drug-related warrants. But a prosecutor cleared the deputies, saying that Brown used his vehicle as a weapon.