Asheville Police Chief puts out warning ahead of planned weekend protest


Asheville Police Chief David Zack has released details about a possible protest, scheduled for the evening of Saturday, Sept. 19 in downtown Asheville.

Organizers of the event, who identify themselves as "DefundAVLPD", are calling for disruption to downtown tourism ahead of the Sept. 22 budget vote.

The protest appears to be targeting hotels and restaurants. As a proactive measure, Athe Asheville Police Department has sent emails and an AVL Alert to all downtown businesses and residents notifying them of the protest and the possibility for disruption.

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