Civil-rights group announces complaint against Charleston, North Charleston

Bobby Worthy led protests outside North Charleston City Hall in April.

A civil-rights group plans to announce a complaint against the Charleston and North Charleston this afternoon.

Justice League United has scheduled a press conference at 3:30 p.m. at the U.S. Attorney General’s Office at 151 Meeting St.

The complaint is against the mayor and council of both cities for passing “an illegal city ordinance in direct violation” of the Constitutional right to freedom of speech, according Bobby Worthy, leader of the group.

Charleston and North Charleston last month passed emergency temporary ordinances banning protests near funerals in response to the shootings at Mother Emanuel AME Church.

Worthy led protests outside North Charleston City Hall in April after Walter Scott was shot in the back by a white black police officer.

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