The Charlotte Observer reports that an activist arrested prior to Sunday’s protest was accused by police of being a terrorist in order to obtain a higher bond. James Tyson was arrested Sunday morning for driving without a license. Bond was initially set at $10,000 significantly higher than the $100 to $2,500 bond that usually results from such a charge. The bond was based on a police statement that Tyson was a “known activist + protester who is currently on a terrorist watchlist,” and “request he be held due to DNC being a National Special Security Event.”
Check out the full Charlotte Observer article for more details.