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Charlotte North Carolina Erupts After Police Kills Unarmed Black Man #KeithLamontScott

Charlotte is literally uneasy after another unarmed black man was killed by the hands of police; Keith Lamont Scott, a 43-year-old African-American resident of Charlotte, North Carolina, was shot and killed by police officers on Tuesday.

Scott was killed while police were serving a warrant for a different person at a Charlotte apartment complex. According to the police account reported by the Charlotte Observer, officers saw Scott exit his car holding a gun, and shot him, claiming he:

“posed an immediate deadly threat to the officers.” But Scott’s family disagrees, saying he was holding a book. In the hours that followed Scott’s death, according to the Charlotte Observer, protesters shut down Interstate 85, starting a fire on the highway and disrupting traffic:

Throughout the night, protesters chanted slogans and held signs reading “Black Lives Matter” and “Stop Killing Us.” The scene was sometimes chaotic and tense, with water bottles and stones chucked at police lines, but many protesters called for peace and implored their fellow demonstrators not to act violently.

Protesters also broke into the local Walmart, as local media documented:


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