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US protests turn violent as anger at police killings boils over


US protests turn violent as anger at police killings boils over

Protests turned violent for a second night in Charlotte, North Carolina following a fatal shooting of black man by police. A state of emergency has now been declared.

One man was shot and injured during last night’s protest. Police said that another civilian was responsible.

A video shows the man, who has not yet been named, as people try to help him and call for assistance.

He is in a serious condition, but contrary to some early reports was not killed.

Mayor of Charlotte, Jennifer Roberts, is said to be considering introducing a curfew to the city.

Bank of America, who are based in Charlotte and employ 15,000 people in the city reportedly told staff not to come in to work.

Accounts differ over the shooting of Scott. According to police he was armed with a handgun and threatened officers.

His family claim he was holding a book, not a gun.

His death is the latest incident to raise questions of racial bias in US policing

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