CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Mayor John Tecklenburg and members of Charleston City Council held an emergency meeting over the weekend where they voted to waive all fees for building repairs from last weekend’s riot in downtown Charleston.
Hundreds of protesters gathered in Marion Square for a peaceful protest on Saturday, May 30th. While demonstrations began to escalate on King Street and in Marion Square, they remained mostly peaceful.
However, by nightfall, a number of individuals began rioting in the streets of downtown Charleston, breaking windows, looting businesses and setting fires throughout the peninsula.
The next morning was met with dozens of Charlestonians gathering in downtown Charleston to clean up the damage that was left behind and assist businesses with boarding up their windows.
Mayor Tecklenburg and City Council later voted on that measure to waive repair-related fees for property damage that was incurred during the unrest.
This will include any application fees, building permit fees, plan review fees and BAR review fees necessary to obtain a city of Charleston building permit.