Officer involved shootings spark protests in North Carolina, Oklahoma
Protesters blocked an interstate, set fire to it and threw rocks at officers in Charlotte last night after cops killed a black man at an apartment complex. They were there to serve a warrant on someone else but ended up shooting Keith Lamont Scott.
Police say Scott was armed; his family says he was carrying a book. Meanwhile, Tulsa’s still tense over the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man last week.
The protests continued into early Wednesday as crowds blocked Interstate 85 and started a fire at the center of the highway. Vehicles and tractor-trailers stalled as far as the eye could see as police cars with flashing lights hovered nearby.
Some protesters removed boxes from the back of semitrailers and set the items on fire. Police in riot gear formed a line and forced crowds away from the highway.
About an hour later, the highway partially opened, but some protesters remained in the vicinity and continued chanting.
At least seven people were transported to the hospital with minor injuries, CNN affiliate WSOC reported.
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