Governor Declares State of Emergency in Charlotte


Time: 8:18 a.m. CEST

The Governor of North Carolina Pat McCrory announced a state of emergency in the city of Charlotte after second night of the riots over a police shooting and death of Keith Lamont Scott, 43. The governor sent the National Guard, but one protester is in critical condition after “civilian on civilian” incident. Riot police in Charlotte deployed tear gas to the protesters. During the night some of the rioters attacked journalist, other people, broke windows and set small fires. The protest began peacefully, but turned violent after a gunfire and injured man in a crowd. After an initial confusion about his condition, the city issue a clarification on Twitter.

The city stated that four police officers are injured after Wednesday vigil, turned into violent protests.

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