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US protests turn violent as anger at police killings boils over

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By Atack Patrick
US protests turn violent as anger at police killings boils over

<p>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. </p> <p>One man was shot and injured during last night’s protest. Police said that another civilian was responsible. </p> <p>A video shows the man, who has not yet been named, as people try to help him and call for assistance. </p> <p>He is in a serious condition, but contrary to some early reports was not killed.</p> <p>Mayor of Charlotte, Jennifer Roberts, is said to be considering introducing a curfew to the city. </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">.<a href="https://twitter.com/POTUS"><code>POTUS</a> expresses his concern to <a href="https://twitter.com/MayorBartlett"></code>MayorBartlett</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/CLTMayor"><code>CLTMayor</a> during this challenging time <a href="https://t.co/HpIExHiLy6">pic.twitter.com/HpIExHiLy6</a></p>&mdash; Valerie Jarrett (</code>vj44) <a href="https://twitter.com/vj44/status/778735419408064512">September 21, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> 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. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BREAKING?src=hash">#BREAKING</a>: From friend at <a href="https://twitter.com/BankofAmerica"><code>BankofAmerica</a>. Employees can stay home tomorrow. "Emergency notification alert." <a href="https://t.co/I7qI8L6C1p">pic.twitter.com/I7qI8L6C1p</a></p>&mdash; Molly Grantham WBTV (</code>MollyGrantham) <a href="https://twitter.com/MollyGrantham/status/778810030254456832">September 22, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Accounts differ over the shooting of Scott. According to police he was armed with a handgun and threatened officers.</p> <p>His family claim he was holding a book, not a gun.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The calmest man in Charlotte is protester Henry Lee, 51, who silently refuses to leave his chair. <a href="https://t.co/8abgzPwoDZ">pic.twitter.com/8abgzPwoDZ</a></p>— Matthew Teague (@MatthewTeague) <a href="https://twitter.com/MatthewTeague/status/778793420512976896">September 22, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>His death is the latest incident to raise questions of racial bias in US policing</p>