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Charlotte lifts curfew after days of protest over black man's shooting

Protestors took to the streets, smashing windows and blocking roads for the first two days after the killing. Photograph: (Getty)

Charlottesville, Virginia, Stati Uniti Sep 26, 2016, 09.27 AM (IST)
Charlotte authorities today lifted the curfew that was imposed after the fatal shooting of an African-American man by the police last week. 

The curfew was imposed on Thursday when the Charlotte police claimed they spotted 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott with a gun and shot him because he posed "an imminent deadly threat to the officers". Scott's family, however, said that the object he was holding was a book and not a gun. 

The fatal shooting had triggered violent protests in the southern city of the United States.  Protesters took to the streets, smashing windows and blocking roads for the first two days after the killing.

While police have released images of the handgun, they claim Scott was carrying, the video footage released by them on Saturday doesn't show whether he was holding a gun or not. 

"It does not make sense to us how this incident resulted in the loss of life... and it's not clear in the videos that were released," Scott's brother-in-law Ray Dotch was quoted as saying in media reports. 

Images of what is alleged to be marijuana that police claim Scott was rolling in the car were also released. 

(WION with inputs from AFP) 
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