CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Hundreds marched Sunday through Charlotte's central business district ahead of the Democratic National Convention to protest corporate greed in a demonstration that was lively but smaller than organizers had touted.
About 600 marchers carried signs and banners, banged drums, and chanted on a sunny afternoon as part of the March on Wall Street South. Their numbers were a fraction of the thousands that organizers expected for what had been planned as the week's biggest protest.
Aided by the pleasant weather, the protesters showed more spirit than their rain-soaked counterparts at last week's Republican National Convention in Tampa. Effects of Hurricane Isaac's outer bands thinned the ranks of protesters there.