INTERNATIONAL: State of emergency declared in Charlotte amid protest over shooting of black pastor
September 22, 2016
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BBC – North Carolina’s governor has declared a state of emergency in the city of Charlotte, after violence erupted during a second night of protests over the police killing of a black man.
Keith Lamont Scott was shot dead by a black officer on Tuesday.
One protester remains in a critical condition after a “civilian on civilian” shooting, police said.
Mr Scott was the third black man killed by US police in a week. Such shootings have sparked nationwide protests.
Riot police in Charlotte used tear gas as they faced hundreds of protesters. The local police department said four officers were injured.
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