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Charlotte clergy will march Wednesday to remember 2016 deaths, protests

Clergy prayed with protesters outside the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department last September. Protesters came together for the fifth straight night to protest following the fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott by police. On Wednesday, many of the same clergy will march in memory of the deaths of Scott and Justin Carr and of the protests.
Clergy prayed with protesters outside the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department last September. Protesters came together for the fifth straight night to protest following the fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott by police. On Wednesday, many of the same clergy will march in memory of the deaths of Scott and Justin Carr and of the protests. jsiner@charlotteobserver.com

A group of Charlotte clergy plan a march Wednesday to commemmorate the deaths last year of Keith Lamont Scott and Justin Carr and the city’s 2016 protests.

The Charlotte Clergy Coalition and MeckMin, an interfaith group, are calling the march they’re sponsoring a “Walk of Accountability.”

It will start at 3 p.m. at uptown’s Marshall Park, 800 E. Third Street. The march will continue to four other sites significant during the protests: CMPD headquarters, Hyatt House hotel, Omni Hotel and the Square at Trade and Tryon.

A prayer will be said at each site.

Members of the community are invited to join the march. Signs expressing a commitment to action are also welcome, according to the clergy coalition.

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