Local activists will hold off protesting Murphy USA gas station after meeting with Reps

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) –  The Vice President of a gas station chain was in town today and met with the North Charleston City Officials and community members.

This comes after an employee at the Murphy Express in North Charleston called 9-1-1 on a group of community activists. News 2’s Deanne Roberts brought this story to you and tells us what took place in that meeting.

A controversial situation was the topic of conversation at a round table discussion right here at North Charleston City Hall after the viral video surfaced on Facebook. 

Two weeks ago and employee at the Murphy USA gas station in North Charleston called 9-1-1 on a group of activists who had stopped for drinks during their anti-gun violence walk.

Today, Murphy USA sat down with the activists that were at the gas station to apologize and get a gist of what took place.

News 2’s Deanne Roberts was not allowed in the meeting, but according to Jonathan Thrower, the man who recorded the video, he says the meeting went well. He says Murphy USA reps acknowledged that the employee should have never called 9-1-1.

According to Thrower, the corporation did not know the words that were said during the incident because the surveillance video they reviewed didn’t have audio.

During the meeting they realized the situation could have been handled differently.

The corporation says they will have training with employees to avoid situations like these.

According to Thrower, North Charleston Police say Metz initially calling 9-1-1 was justified so he isn’t able to press charges.

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