Demonstrators in the U.S. state of North Carolina clashed with police, looted a Walmart store and blocked an interstate. Several trucks were broken into and some of their contents burned.
CCTV America’s Jim Spellman reports.
Protests breakout in North Carolina following deadly police shootingThe protests in North Carolina took place after a police officer shot and killed Keith Lamont Scott, a 43-year-old African American father of seven.
The protests took place after a police officer shot and killed Keith Lamont Scott, a 43-year-old African American father of seven.
Scott was shot by a plain clothes officer who police said is also African American.
Some witnesses said Scott was sitting in a car reading a book waiting for a school bus to drop off his son.
But police said Scott got out of the car holding a gun. They say no book was found.
Police officials have not released dash cam video of the shooting.
The North Carolina shooting comes just days after a white police officer shot and killed Terence Crutcher, an unarmed 40-year-old African American in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The federal government is investigating the Tulsa shooting as a possible civil rights violation, while closely monitoring the incident in North Carolina.
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