After the police shooting of Keith Scott in Charlotte, NC earlier this week, the city has erupted into a state of unrest as both peaceful and violent protests flank the city. Protester Justin Carr was shot and killed during the demonstration on Wednesday. The suspected shooter was arrested Friday
North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory declared a state of emergency in Charlotte and prompted the National Guard to assist local law enforcement
Scott's death is only the most recent in a string of police-involved shootings that have claimed black lives this year. The resulting protests reflect the anger, fear, grief, and demands for justice that have been echoing across the country
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' Here are several powerful images from the protests'
“I saw this woman throughout the protest. She was very vocal and was walking back and forth yelling at the line of officers. She finally had enough and sat down, throwing her fist into the air. If you look to her right you can see a tear gas canister. The light was perfect and it’s a very visual scene. It was a quiet moment in the middle of chaos.” - Brian Blanco _ Police clash with protesters as residents and activists protest the death of Keith Scott in Charlotte, North Carolina. | September 21, 2016 | 📷:Brian Blanco/Getty Images | #KeithScott #BlackLivesMatter #Charlotte #iamrollingout #Repost @gettyimages