NC protester rescued by firefighters after falling through sidewalk grate

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WJZY) – A protester was rescued by emergency crews after falling through the steel grates along the sidewalk during ongoing protests late Saturday night in uptown Charlotte.

Charlotte Fire, EMS and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police all responded to the scene within minutes.

It took emergency crews about 15 minutes to lift the person up out of the ground on a stretcher. The man was rushed to an area hospital for treatment.

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There was no word on the extent of his injuries at this time.

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