Thousands of protesters are expected to march through Uptown Charlotte ahead of the Democratic National Convention to call attention to what they say is a corporate takeover of the nation's political process.
The route of Sunday's March on Wall Street South will take participants past the corporate headquarters of Bank of America and a major office hub for Wells Fargo. They are two of the nation's largest financial institutions and beneficiaries of massive taxpayer-backed loans during the 2008 bailout of the financial sector. Both banks have also been criticized for roles in the home foreclosure crisis.
The route will also pass near the two venues where Democratic convention activities will be held.
Organizers say the protest will be peaceful, but hundreds of police officers will also be on the streets.