Dramatic Photos: Protests in Charlotte

Protests in Charlotte, North Carolina, began on Sept. 20, in response to the fatal police shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott at an apartment complex near UNC Charlotte. Police said they warned Scott to drop a gun he was allegedly holding. Neighborhood residents said he was holding a book as he waited to pick up his son from school. The North Carolina governor has declared a state of emergency and called the National Guard into the city after the unrest turned violent for a second straight night.

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Protesters raises their fists as they march in the streets of Charlotte, N.C. Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, over Tuesday's fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott.
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Activists attempt to make their way onto Interstate 277 to block traffic as they march in the streets amid a heavy police and National Guard presence as they protest the death of Keith Scott September 22, 2016, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Scott, 43, was shot and killed by police officers at an apartment complex near UNC Charlotte.
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Riot police race to intercept a large group of activists attempting to block traffic on Interstate 277 during a demonstration to protest the death of Keith Scott September 22, 2016, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Scott, 43, was shot and killed by police officers at an apartment complex near UNC Charlotte.
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Activists attempt to make their way onto Interstate 277 to block traffic as they march in the streets amid a heavy police and National Guard presence as they protest the death of Keith Scott on September 22, 2016, in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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With blood covering her hand and arm, a woman points at a police officer on Sept. 21, 2016, in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Police and protesters carry a seriously wounded protester into the parking area of a hotel during a march to protest the death of Keith Lamont Scott on Sept. 21, 2016, in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Police fire teargas as protestors converge on downtown in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Sept. 21, 2016, following the previous night's police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott. Protesters have rushed police in riot gear at a downtown Charlotte hotel and officers have fired tear gas to disperse the crowd. At least one person was injured in the confrontation, though it wasn't immediately clear how. Firefighters rushed in to pull the man to a waiting ambulance.
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A protester faces riot police during a demonstration against police brutality in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Sept. 21, 2016, following the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott the previous night.
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A woman smears blood on a police riot shield on Sept. 21, 2016, in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina.
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A man looks at blood on the sidewalk in front of a hotel on Sept. 21, 2016, in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Police officers face off with protestors on the I-85 (Interstate 85) during protests in the early hours Sept. 21, 2016, in Charlotte, North Carolina. The protests began the previous night following the fatal shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott at an apartment complex near UNC Charlotte.
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A woman gestures as she participates in a protest at Marshall Park on Sept. 21, 2016, in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Police officers engage demonstrators on Sept. 21, 2016, in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Police clash with protestors as residents and activists protest the death of Keith Lamont Scott on Sept. 21, 2016, in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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A demonstrator reacts as residents and activists protest the death of Keith Lamont Scott on Sept. 21, 2016, in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Demonstrators hang out car windows during protests Sept. 22, 2016, in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Police officers take a moment to rest on Sept. 22, 2016, after a night of clashing with rioters protesting the death of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Protestors surround the Charlotte Police department as residents and activists protest the death of Keith Lamont Scott on Sept. 21, 2016, in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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