On September 21 a driver whose path forward was blocked by Charlotte protesters was allowed to move through after showing he had a gun with him.
The protesters were out in reaction of the officer involved shooting of Keith Lamont Scott. PBS reports that Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney reports that Scott was armed at the time of the shooting.
According to the Daily Mail, at one point during the protest a driver’s path was blocked by protesters in the road. The driver brandished a gun, and Heather Head observed he was able to pass through. Head wrote: “White dude drives into crowd of peaceful protesters, draws gun, allowed to drive away alive. With my own eyes.”