A protestor raises her fist as she confronts police officers in Charlotte, N.C., on Sept. 21, 2016. Police and protestors clashed following the fatal police shooting of Keith L. Scott, a black man.
A protester raises her fist as she confronts police officers in Charlotte, N.C., on Sept. 21, 2016. Police and protesters clashed following the fatal police shooting of Keith L. Scott, a black man.Caitlin Penna—EPA
A protestor raises her fist as she confronts police officers in Charlotte, N.C., on Sept. 21, 2016. Police and protestors clashed following the fatal police shooting of Keith L. Scott, a black man.
A young man is attended to as he lies on the sidewalk after being shot in front of the Omni Hotel in downtown Charlotte, N.C.
Protests Break Out In Charlotte After Police Shooting
Two women embrace while looking at a police officer in uptown Charlotte, NC during a protest of the police shooting of Keith Scott, in Charlotte
Debris falls upon police officers and protesters as officers began to push protesters from the intersection in Charlotte, N.C. on Sept. 21, 2016.
Protests Break Out In Charlotte After Police Shooting
APTOPIX Charlotte Police Fatal Shooting
APTOPIX Charlotte Police Fatal Shooting
APTOPIX Charlotte Police Fatal Shooting
A protester raises her fist as she confronts police officers in Charlotte, N.C., on Sept. 21, 2016. Police and protester
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A Night of Chaos: Photos From Charlotte Protests

Sep 22, 2016

A state of emergency has been declared after a second night of violent protests in downtown Charlotte, N.C., following the fatal police shooting of a 43-year-old black man named Keith Lamont Scott on Tuesday afternoon. Protests first broke out in Charlotte Tuesday night after the news of Scott’s death, only hours after a peaceful demonstration in Tulsa, Okla., where police had shot and killed an unarmed black man.

In Charlotte, a peaceful prayer vigil on Wednesday turned into an angry march and then a night of violence after a protester was shot and critically wounded as people charged police in riot gear trying to protect an upscale hotel in Charlotte’s typically vibrant downtown. The protester was shot by a civilian, not a police officer, city officials said.

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