After a weekend of peaceful protests and demonstrations over the shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott, Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts lifted the citywide curfew Sunday evening.
Roberts and the chairman of the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners, Trevor M. Fuller, released a joint statement urging the community to continue to "show their unity in a peaceful and legal manner."
Violent protests rocked the city last week after a police officer shot and killed Scott on Tuesday. North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory declared a state of emergency, calling in the National Guard.
As the week drew on, the demonstrations continued, but
Activists were demonstrating at and boycotting Sunday's NFL game between the Carolina Panthers and the Minnesota Vikings in protest of Scott's death. A sea of people took a knee outside Bank of America Stadium as "The Star-Spangled Banner" played and police in riot gear looked on.