The riots that gripped Charlotte for two nights this week were not a reflection of that North Carolina community, according to a spokesman for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Fraternal Order of Police.
Instead, they are the work of people who came from out of state to cause trouble, Todd Walther said on CNN’s Outfront.Protests continued in Charlotte Thursday night, but unlike the violence that flared on Tuesday and Wednesday night, the protests were mostly peaceful.“These are outside entities that are coming in and causing these problems. These are not protesters, these are criminals.”
“I’m not saying all the people, but we’ve got the instigators that are coming in from the outside. They were coming in on buses from out of state,” he said.
“If you go back and look at some of the arrests that were made last night. I can about say probably 70 percent of those had out-of-state IDs. They’re not coming from Charlotte,” he added.