Charlotte, NC -- Protesters plan to show up outside Bank of America's annual shareholders' meeting in North Carolina's largest city, and police have plans to keep them in check.
Demonstrators say Wednesday's protests will be peaceful, but Charlotte police plan to implement a new ordinance allowing the city to declare public gatherings as extraordinary events.
Authorities can then designate areas where people won't be allowed to carry backpacks, magic markers and other items.
The measures were adopted in advance of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. They were used last week to control a protest outside Duke Energy's corporate headquarters.
Environmental and other groups say they're upset with the Charlotte-based bank's policies, saying they have hurt homeowners facing foreclosure, and helped fund coal-industry projects polluting the environment.