Defiant but Peaceful Protesters March Again in Charlotte

Protesters massed on Charlotte's streets for a third night as pressure mounted for police to release video of the shooting of a black man.

Protesters march in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Thursday night, Sept. 22.

Crowds marched again in Charlotte overnight but the city remained mostly calm early Friday after authorities declared a curfew following two nights of violence. Demonstrators massed on the city's streets to protest the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott and demand the release of video that could resolve questions over his killing.

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A helicopter flies above protesters early on Friday. Despite a midnight curfew, police allowed the peaceful march to continue without interference.

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Defense attorney Toussaint Romain marches with protesters.

Keith Lamont Scott, 43, was fatally shot by police Tuesday as officers were searching for another person. Police have said Scott was armed with a handgun and refused multiple commands to drop the weapon before he was shot. Relatives of Scott -- who was married with seven children -- have said not only that he was not armed, but also that he was disabled.

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Activists attempt to make their way onto Interstate 277 to block traffic. Brian Blanco / Getty Images
Riot police block a ramp to a highway. NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP - Getty Images
A protester shakes hands with a member of the National Guard. After Wednesday's chaos, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory declared a state of emergency and the National Guard and state troopers were deployed to help local police in case of more unrest. CAITLIN PENNA / EPA
A demonstrator shouts during protests. Sean Rayford / Getty Images
A protester with a painted face joins the demonstrations. MIKE BLAKE / Reuters
Protesters block Interstate 277. Gerry Broome / AP

Protesters hold a moment of silence Thursday night at the police station for Justin Carr, a protester that died after being shot at protests Wednesday night.

Police said Carr was shot in a civilian-on-civilian incident.

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