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Charlotte stays largely peaceful during 3rd night of protest

1 year 2 months 3 weeks ago Thursday, September 22 2016 Sep 22, 2016 September 22, 2016 10:18 PM September 22, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C - A third night of protests over a fatal police shooting in Charlotte gave way to quiet streets early Friday after the city's mayor enacted a curfew and rifle-toting members of the National Guard arrived to guard the city's business district.

The largely peaceful Thursday night demonstrations called on police to release video that could resolve wildly different accounts of the shooting this week of a black man.

Demonstrators chanted "release the tape" and "we want the tape" while briefly blocking an intersection near Bank of America headquarters and later climbing the steps to the door of the city government center. Later, several dozen demonstrators walked onto an interstate highway through the city, but they were pushed back by police in riot gear.

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