Protesters disrupt a peaceful Charleston memorial

Marchers chanted “Arm Yourself or Harm Yourself"

(WCBD) – Just six days after the deadly Charleston church shooting at Mother Emanuel in downtown Charleston, protesters from out of town attempted to disturb the respectful scene at the church.

Those at the memorial responded to the group’s protest in a positive way.

Protesters showed up to the memorial with megaphones chanting, “Arm Yourself or Harm Yourself,” and “Never Forget, Never Forgive” as they marched from Marion Square to Mother Emanuel, where they interrupted people paying respects at the mass shooting site.

Memorial attendees said the protesters were disrespecting the church.

One person said, “They’re very much going about it the wrong way, we had peace here in Charleston, everyone is coming together in love and unity… they need to leave our city.”

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