A protest near an abortion clinic in North Carolina ended with the arrests of eight protesters
According to official information, about 50 people gathered at the door of the Preferred Women’s Health Center of Charlotte on Saturday. Arriving at the scene, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers first asked to leave the scene voluntarily, when some of the protesters refused to leave, the police detained eight people.
It is reported that in Charlotte, as in the rest of the state, there is a state of emergency and therefore mass gatherings exceeding 10 people are prohibited.
All those arrested showed no resistance. By law, issued citations do not imply imprisonment.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said it would keep emphasizing voluntary compliance with the order, but the department will enforce violations “if voluntary cooperation is not gained,” reports WRAL.