State of Emergency in Charlotte as Violence Erupts at Protests Over Police Killings of Black Men

People run from flash-bang grenades in uptown Charlotte during a protest of the police shooting of Keith Scott. REUTERS/Jason Miczek

The governor of North Carolina has declared a State of Emergency after violence erupted on the second night of protests in Charlotte, over the police killing of a black man. The governor called for support from the U.S. National Guard, and Highway Patrol officers.

The protest tonight escalated into chaos, and what was at first reported as a death of a man in the crowds.

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