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USA: Tear gas deployed in Charlotte as hundreds protest deadly police shooting02:30

USA: Tear gas deployed in Charlotte as hundreds protest deadly police shooting

United States, Charlotte
September 22, 2016 at 08:26 GMT -00:00 · Published

Police clashed with protesters in the centre of Charlotte, North Carolina, on Wednesday, during a demonstration against the fatal police shooting of African-American man Keith Scott. Police fired volleys of tear gas at the demonstrators and made several arrests.

An unidentified person was shot during Wednesday's demonstration and is currently on life support, according to a Tweet by the city. It is unclear in what circumstances he was shot.

The protesters had gathered to demonstrate the deadly shooting of 43-year-old African-American man, Keith Lamont Scott. According to police, officers went to a Charlotte apartment complex looking for a suspect with an outstanding warrant, Tuesday, when they saw Keith Lamont Scott exiting his car. Police claim that Scott was carrying a gun, his family insist he was carrying a book.

His death is the latest incident in a long line of police shootings and has been met with outrage by the general public, the US African-American community, Black Lives Matter activists and other anti-racist groups.

USA: Tear gas deployed in Charlotte as hundreds protest deadly police shooting02:30
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Police clashed with protesters in the centre of Charlotte, North Carolina, on Wednesday, during a demonstration against the fatal police shooting of African-American man Keith Scott. Police fired volleys of tear gas at the demonstrators and made several arrests.

An unidentified person was shot during Wednesday's demonstration and is currently on life support, according to a Tweet by the city. It is unclear in what circumstances he was shot.

The protesters had gathered to demonstrate the deadly shooting of 43-year-old African-American man, Keith Lamont Scott. According to police, officers went to a Charlotte apartment complex looking for a suspect with an outstanding warrant, Tuesday, when they saw Keith Lamont Scott exiting his car. Police claim that Scott was carrying a gun, his family insist he was carrying a book.

His death is the latest incident in a long line of police shootings and has been met with outrage by the general public, the US African-American community, Black Lives Matter activists and other anti-racist groups.

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