CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The council of North Carolina’s largest city is changing more than half its members and getting a new mayor.

The 11-member Charlotte City Council will swear in its six new members before Monday night’s meeting.

New mayor Vi Lyles will also take her oath of office Monday. She is Charlotte’s first female African-American mayor and beat incumbent Mayor Jennifer Roberts in September’s Democratic primary.

All six of the new members of the City Council are under age 40, including Braxton Winston, whose bold first-raising protest in front of police with riot shields in 2016 was seen around the country.

Winston was elected to one of four at-large seats on the Charlotte City Council.

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