The Democratic National Convention, set to be held in September at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, has been hit by logistical issues in recent weeks. (By Chuck Burton, AP via USA Today)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Hundreds are marching through Charlotte's central business district ahead of the Democratic National Convention to protest what they say is a corporate takeover of the nation's political process.
About 400 marchers were taking part in the March on Wall Street South - a fraction of the 5,000 that organizers said they were expecting. Sunday's march had been expected to be the week's largest.
It follows a modest turnout for demonstrators at last week's Republican National Convention in Tampa, where foul weather thinned the ranks of protesters.
In Charlotte, demonstrators had anti-war signs as well as those promoting unionized labor and the plight of undocumented immigrants.
The route of Sunday's march will take participants past the corporate headquarters of Bank of America and a major office hub for Wells Fargo.