‘Reopen Meck’ Planning Protest This Afternoon In Uptown Charlotte


new group of frustrated Mecklenburg County residents is organizing an in-person protest in Uptown Charlotte today at noon to demand that our county ‘re-open’ by the end of this month.

The private Facebook group ‘Reopen Meck‘ now has over 1,400 members. According to the group’s description, they “intended to be an offshoot of the overarching ReopenNC movement” (the leader of ReopenNC has now contracted COVID-19). ‘Reopen Meck’ states that many around Mecklenburg County have found it difficult to drive up to Raleigh to protest. Group leaders are demanding that Mecklenburg County leaders “restore our liberties and freedoms no later than April 29th, 2020.”

As of yesterday morning, Mecklenburg County is reporting 1,627 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 47 related deaths, according to the NC Department of Health.

What do you think about the plans to protest?