Unrest in Charlotte, North Carolina: Scenes from the protests

  • Riot police prepare to push protesters off the highway during another night of protests over the police shooting of Keith Scott in Charlotte, N.C. on Sept. 22, 2016.
  • A protester shakes hands with a National Guard troop during a protest in Charlotte, N.C. on Sept. 22, 2016.
  • Protesters block I-277 during a third night of unrest following Tuesday’s police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, N.C. on Sept. 22, 2016.
  • A protester with a painted face joins the demonstrations during another night of protests over the police shooting of Keith Scott in Charlotte, N.C. on Sept. 22, 2016.
  • A demonstrator shouts during protests Sept. 22, 2016 in Charlotte, N.C.
  • Activists attempt to make their way onto Interstate 277 to block traffic as they march in the streets amid a heavy police and National Guard presence as they protest the death of Keith Scott on Sept. 22, 2016 in Charlotte, N.C.
  • A young man gestures as he and others participate in in a protest at Marshall Park on Sept. 21, 2016 in Charlotte, N.C. The North Carolina governor has declared a state of emergency in the city of Charlotte after clashes during protests in the city in response to the fatal shooting by police officers of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott at an apartment complex near UNC Charlotte.
  • With blood covering her hand and arm, a woman points at a police officer on Sept. 21, 2016 in Charlotte, N.C. The North Carolina governor has declared a state of emergency in the city of Charlotte after clashes during protests in the city in response to the fatal shooting by police officers of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott at an apartment complex near UNC Charlotte.
  • Officers take a protester into custody on Sept. 21, 2016 in Charlotte, N.C.
  • 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, N.C., on Sept. 21, 2016.
  • 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., Sept. 21, 2016. After day after Keith Scott’s death at the hands of police triggered a night of violent clashes, Charlotte’s leaders urged calm and contested accounts that Scott was unarmed and holding only a book when he was killed. 
  • Protestors surround the Charlotte Police department as residents and activists protest the death of Keith Scott Sept. 21, 2016 in Charlotte, N.C. Scott, who was black, was shot and killed at an apartment complex near UNC Charlotte by police officers, who say they warned Scott to drop a gun he was allegedly holding.
  • Police officers hold their line on Interstate 85 during protests following the death of a man shot by a police officer on Sept. 21, 2016 in Charlotte, N.C. The protests began the previous night following the fatal shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott at an apartment complex near UNC Charlotte.
  • Officers stand in formation in front of protesters in Charlotte, N.C. on Sept. 20, 2016. Authorities used tear gas to disperse protesters in an overnight demonstration that broke out Tuesday after Keith Lamont Scott was fatally shot by an officer at an apartment complex.
  • Police gather around protestors following the fatal police shooting of a black man, with a dozen officers and several demonstrators injured in the violence on Sept. 20, 2016 in Charlotte, N.C. 
  • People block traffic on Interstate 85 during protests following the death of a man shot by a police officer on Sept. 21, 2016 in Charlotte, N.C. The protests began the previous night following the fatal shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott at an apartment complex near UNC Charlotte.
  • Protesters throw objects at police officers on Interstate 85 during protests following the death of a man shot by a police officer on Sept. 21, 2016 in Charlotte, N.C.
  • A police officer attempts to extinguish a fire on Interstate 85 during protests following the death of a man shot by a police officer on Sept. 21, 2016 in Charlotte, N.C.
  • Protesters demonstrate in Charlotte, N.C. on Sept. 20, 2016.
  • Police stand in formation in Charlotte, N.C. on Sept. 20, 2016.
  • A protester reacts to a sprayed deterrent while blocking traffic on Interstate 85 during protests following the death of a man shot by a police officer on Sept. 21, 2016 in Charlotte, N.C.
  • A police officer in riot gear walks past a fire on Interstate 85 during protests following the death of a man shot by a police officer on Sept. 21, 2016 in Charlotte, N.C.
  • Police officers hold their line during protests on Interstate 85 during protests following the death of a man shot by a police officer on Sept. 21, 2016 in Charlotte, N.C.
  • Protesters block traffic on Interstate 85 during protests of an officer-involved fatal shooting Sept.20, 2016 in Charlotte, N.C.

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Crowds marched again in Charlotte overnight but the city remained mostly calm early Friday after authorities declared a curfew following two nights of violence.

Demonstrators massed on the city’s streets to protest the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott and demand the release of video that could resolve questions over his killing.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Capt. Mike Campagna said officers didn’t plan to enforce the midnight-until-6 a.m. curfew if protests remained peaceful.

Two officers were treated after being sprayed with a “chemical agent,” police said just after midnight. An EMS official described the incident as minor, and said both officers were checked by medical staff and returned to duty.

Marches continued into the early hours of Friday morning.

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