Peace activist tries to calm Charlotte protests with free hugs

(Reuters) – A peace activist in Charlotte, North Carolina, has been offering police and protesters free hugs in an attempt to calm three nights of unrest that have engulfed the city in the wake of the fatal shooting of a black man by police. In a video that was posted online on Thursday by the Free Hugs Project, activist Ken Nwadike is seen hugging two riot policemen at a protest on Wednesday. Protesters are then heard shouting abuse at Nwadike, who proceeds to explain his message and why he is offering free hugs.

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