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Video of a deadly encounter between Charlotte police and a black man shows his wife repeatedly telling officers he is not armed and pleading with them not to shoot her husband as they shout at him to drop a gun.
Protesters took to Charlotte’s streets for a third straight night and defied a midnight curfew in the US city early Friday amid heavy security aimed at preventing more clashes over the fatal police shooting of a black man.Continue reading …
A second night of race-related clashes in Charlotte, North Carolina on Wednesday left one protester on life support, with the renewed violence prompting the governor to declare a state of emergency.
Governor Pat McCrory said on Twitter that along with declaring the state of emergency, he was activating the National Guard and Highway Patrol officers to assist local law enforcement.