CHARLOTTE, NC (WJZY)- Six people were arrested Saturday night during protests at Charlotte Douglas International Airport over President Donald Trump’s executive order for `new vetting measures' to keep `radical Islamic terrorists' out of the United States.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police told FOX 46 Charlotte that officers and airport officials “encountered a small group of peaceful protesters” around 9 p.m. in the baggage claim area of the airport.
Because of public safety concerns, City Code has different requirements for demonstrating at the airport, police told us. The group was asked to leave the airport and some of the demonstrators refused. Six individuals were arrested for Resist, Obstruct and Delay and Second Degree Trespass.
Police identified the six arrested as:
James Marsicano, 23, Resist, Obstruct and Delay, Second Degree Trespass
CMPD and the airport worked with the organizers earlier in the day to find a location to protest. Officers remained on scene until about 8:30 p.m. when everyone cleared out.
CMPD said they would like to thank the organizers from the demonstrations – all of whom did an exceptional job of working with Airport officials and the CMPD, which played a critical role in keeping our community safe.