State of emergency for Charlotte as unrest over police shooting continues



    State of emergency for Charlotte as unrest over police shooting continues

    Sept.22, NY: The governor of North Carolina has declared a state of emergency in the city of Charlotte, sending in the National Guard, as unrest over a police shooting continues.

    Violence erupted for a second night as protests over the killing of a black man spun out of control.

    One protester is in a critical condition after a "civilian on civilian" incident, the city said.

    Riot police used tear gas as they faced hundreds of protesters. The demonstrators are angry that Keith Lamont Scott, 43, was killed by police on Tuesday.

    Police say Mr Scott was repeatedly told to drop his handgun before he was shot but his family say he was reading a book at the time.
    Sixteen police officers were injured in unrest on Tuesday night.

    The Oslo Times International News Network

     
     

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