Bree Newsome, right, a Charlotte activist speaks during a gathering of local civil rights groups on Saturday, August 22, 2015. The gathering addressed the mistrial and protest following Friday's court decision. Newsome climbed the flag pole at the State House in Columbia, SC to remove the Confederate battle flag in June 2015.
Bree Newsome, right, a Charlotte activist speaks during a gathering of local civil rights groups on Saturday, August 22, 2015. The gathering addressed the mistrial and protest following Friday's court decision. Newsome climbed the flag pole at the State House in Columbia, SC to remove the Confederate battle flag in June 2015. Jeff Siner jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
Bree Newsome, right, a Charlotte activist speaks during a gathering of local civil rights groups on Saturday, August 22, 2015. The gathering addressed the mistrial and protest following Friday's court decision. Newsome climbed the flag pole at the State House in Columbia, SC to remove the Confederate battle flag in June 2015. Jeff Siner jsiner@charlotteobserver.com

Activists stress peaceful protests in wake of Kerrick mistrial

August 22, 2015 06:47 PM