by William Teach | September 22, 2016 7:10 am
I watched the protests riots on TV off and on for a couple hours last night, and it was rather surreal. It’s been awhile since I’ve been to Charlotte, and I had no idea that it was so brightly lit. You could pretty much see everything, including the large number of white people present and causing problems with the black people. And everyone seemed to have their phone out recording, including all their selfies
(WNCN) The North Carolina governor declared a state of emergency after a person was critically injured in a shooting as more intense violence and looting broke out Wednesday night during protests against the Charlotte police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott.
Late Wednesday night, N.C. Governor Pat McCrory declared a State of Emergency after it was requested by the Charlotte police chief, officials said. McCrory also announced that the N.C. National Guard and N.C. State Highway Patrol would be deployed to Charlotte after a request from police there.
The Charlotte Police Chief on Wednesday night announced that a shooting victim died, but hours later the city said the person was in critical condition on life support.
City officials said the shooting was not due to a police officer and instead was a civilian who shot another civilian.
Supposedly, the violence was so bad and the crowd’s mood so ugly that EMS had to use an armored vehicle to retrieve the shooting victim. How bad was it all?
Around 10:35 p.m., protesters were near Trade and Caldwell streets and were trying to break windows at the Hyatt House hotel when the third round of tear gas was deployed. Many windows were eventually broken and WBTV reported that two Hyatt workers were assaulted by crowds.
Protesters moved downtown from Trade Street to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and tear gas was used for the second time during the evening around 9:45 p.m.
The Hornets’ team store at the downtown arena was looted after several windows were broken, according to photos and info from WCNC-TV.
A CNN reporter was knocked down on live TV. Many in the media were saying it was unsafe, and were saying this live on TV. You could see the threatening behavior from the “protesters”, including
WCCB is reporting a few people tried to put a news photographer into a flaming trashcan and police came to his aid
— Jonathan Jones (@jjones9) September 22, 2016
You could see the “protesters” committing assault and violence live on TV. There’s tons of damage to buildings and vehicles in the Charlotte downtown area. But, you know what I learned from what protesters in the streets and on Twitter?
Then there’s something important
Witness photo shows gun at scene, sources confirm: https://t.co/jvcNAfDMXC pic.twitter.com/q9CQAybUA9
— NBC Charlotte (@wcnc) September 22, 2016
That’s a weird looking book.
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