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Charlotte shooting sparks days of protests over police violence

23 September 2016

A third night of protests has rocked the city of Charlotte, North Carolina, after a black man was shot dead by a black police officer on Tuesday.

Thursday’s protest was largely peaceful after violence a day earlier during which one person was fatally shot. Riot police have been firing tear gas to disperse angry crowds in the city centre,

Keith Lamont Scott’s family dispute police allegations he was armed and want video recording to be released.

Excessive police force used against black men has been the subject of protests for two years across the US.

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