Protests erupted in North Carolina after police shot and killed a black man who was unarmed and had a disability, witnesses said.
A large group of demonstrators gathered near the apartment complex where Charlotte Police fatally shot 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott. Early reports showed police in full riot gear deploying tear gas canisters at the protesters, while some demonstrators reportedly threw rocks and water bottles at officers. By Wednesday morning, demonstrators occupied a segment of Interstate Highway 83.
The shooting occurred at 4 pm on Tuesday, a day after police in Tulsa, Oklahoma, released video showing the Friday shooting death of Terence Crutcher by one of their officers, adding to ongoing scrutiny of local police departments across the US for the almost routine killing of unarmed black people.
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