The list of grievances Sunday included the crackdown on illegal immigrants and foreclosures across the country, but there were fewer protesters than some had anticipated.
By VIV BERNSTEIN, The New York Times
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Protesters from scores of groups around the country filled the streets of Charlotte on Sunday afternoon to push their agenda as Democrats gathered in the city for their convention.
The list of grievances was long, and it included issues like the crackdown on illegal immigrants, foreclosures across the country, the environment, gay rights, jobs and labor. But the number of protesters who came to Charlotte might not have been what some anticipated.
Police estimates for the crowd were from 800 to 1,000, although an organizer for the coalition of groups marching put the total at 3,000. Either way, it was more than the number who showed up in Tampa, Fla., last week for the Republican National Convention, when a few hundred participated in protests. Organizers had anticipated anywhere from 2,000 to 10,000 protesters in Charlotte, a major banking city.