CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A group of clergy members has held a march in North Carolina’s largest city to mark the one-year anniversary of a fatal police shooting.
The Charlotte Observer reports police estimate around 75 clergy members and supporters joined for Wednesday’s march to remember the shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott. The march was among several commemorations of the Scott shooting.
The clergy coalition and the interfaith group MeckMin called the march a “Walk of Accountability.” Clergy members wore yellow armbands like they did during last year’s protests.
Scott’s shooting by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer sparked days of civil unrest, leading to a death, dozens of arrests and millions of dollars in damage.
In an interview with the newspaper, Rakeyia Scott criticized the police department, saying “my husband didn’t deserve to die.”
Information from: The Charlotte Observer, http://www.charlotteobserver.com