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UPDATE: National Guard, State Troopers called in to quell riots in Charlotte

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WARNING: LIVE STREAMING VIDEO OF THE CHARLOTTE RIOTS BELOW (GRAPHIC CONTENT)

UPDATE: North Carolina governor Pat McCrory has declared a state of emergency due to the riots in Charlotte. The National Guard as well as State Troopers will be deployed to the state’s largest city, with a population of nearly 1 million people.

EARLIER:
One person has been shot and is in on life support, several reporters and police officers have been attacked, and at least one store has been looted during early hours of the riots in Charlotte, NC.

The riots are in response to the shooting death of an armed African-American man who was killed by police after he confronted them and refused commands to drop his weapon, according to city officials.

A man squats near a pool of blood after a man was injured during a protest of Tuesday's fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, N.C. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. Protesters 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. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
A man squats near a pool of blood after a man was injured during a protest of Tuesday’s fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, N.C. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. Protesters 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. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

During the second night of violent protests in the city, a civilian was shot (by another civilian) and later died. The local hospital has taken in eight patients, seven of which have been law-enforcement officers. The standoff continued for a second night as local university students and community members protested the killing of Keith Lamont Scott.

Also, on live TV, CNN cameras caught a souvenir store being broken into and looted, before the camera crew fled the scene. The reporter with the same crew was later tackled to the ground by a protester live as well (below).

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Right on….NO, “looting is not or should not be a part of protests”…you want support, then don’t kick the guy is the ass over your displeasure….absolutely no sense or logic on this.

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