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Charlotte, NC, erupts after fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott

Protesters attend a demonstration against police brutality in Charlotte, North Carolina, on September 21, 2016, following the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott the previous day.
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Protests erupted in Charlotte, North Carolina, after the fatal shooting of a black man, 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott, by police. The governor declared a state of emergency as protesters clashed with riot police. Police say Scott was holding a gun, his family say he was holding a book. The officer who shot Scott is black. Scott's family is calling on protesters to be peaceful.

Click ahead for more images of the unrest.

On the line

Police officers in riot gear approach demonstrators September 21, 2016 in downtown Charlotte, NC. Protests in Charlotte began on Tuesday in response to the fatal shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott at an apartment complex near UNC Charlotte.
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Police officers in riot gear approach demonstrators.

Tear gas unleashed

People maneuver amongst tear gas in uptown Charlotte, NC during a protest of the police shooting of Keith Scott, in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Protesters scurry after tear gas is fired.

Out of service

Demonstrators walk near a damaged bus on September 22, 2016 in downtown Charlotte, NC. The North Carolina governor has declared a state of emergency in the city of Charlotte after clashes during protests in the city.
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Demonstrators walk near a damaged bus in downtown Charlotte.

Interstate 85

Protestors put cargo from tractor trailers onto a fire on I-85 (Interstate 85) during protests in the early hours of September 21, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Protesters set fire to cargo from tractor trailers on I-85 during the early hours of Wednesday.

Hands up

A demonstrator holds up his hands as he approaches law enforcement during protests on September 21, 2016 in Charlotte, NC.
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A demonstrator approaches police.

Shattered windows

A police officer in riot gear stands near a damaged storefront September 21, 2016 in downtown Charlotte, NC.
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Black Lives Matter graffiti is written across damaged storefront windows as police survey the scene.

Long night

Police officers take a moment to rest after a night of clashing with rioters protesting the death of Keith Scott September 22, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Police officers rest after a night of confrontations.

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