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Overnight Protests Disrupt Charlotte After Fatal Police Shooting

Protests broke out Tuesday after Keith Lamont Scott was fatally shot by a police officer at an apartment complex in Charlotte.

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Police officers wearing riot gear block a road during protests after police fatally shot Keith Lamont Scott in the parking lot of an apartment complex in Charlotte, North Carolina on Sept. 20, 2016.

Authorities used tear gas to disperse protesters in an overnight demonstration that left about a dozen officers injured in North Carolina's largest city and shut down a highway after the fatal shooting of a black man by Charlotte police who said he was armed and posed a threat.

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Protesters surround a police vehicle in Charlotte on Tuesday.

The protests broke out Tuesday after 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott was fatally shot by a black officer at an apartment complex on the city's northeast side. They continued into early Wednesday morning, when TV footage showed dozens of protesters on Interstate 85 apparently looting semi-trucks and setting their contents on fire on the highway.

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Protesters demonstrate in Charlotte on Tuesday night.

A larger group of demonstrators gathered near the scene of the shooting Tuesday night. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department tweeted that demonstrators were destroying marked police vehicles and that approximately 12 officers had been injured, including one who was hit in the face with a rock. Photos and TV video showed police firing tear gas to break up the crowd. Some officers were in riot gear.

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A protester stands with his arm extended and fist clenched in front of a line of police officers in Charlotte.

The unrest in Charlotte came just hours after another demonstration in Tulsa, Oklahoma, over the shooting there of an unarmed black man by police.

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Protesters throw objects at police officers on I-85 during protests.

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Police officers take position at an onramp on I-85 during protests.

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Police officers face off with protesters on I-85 during protests.

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Image: Protesters block traffic on the I-85 during protests.

Protesters block traffic on the highway during protests.

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Protesters march down W.T. Harris Blvd. in Charlotte.

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Image: People set cargo from tractor trailers on a fire on I-85 during protests

People set cargo from tractor trailers on a fire on I-85 during protests.

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People block traffic on I-85 during protests early Wednesday in Charlotte.

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Police officers hold their line on I-85 during protests on Sept. 21.

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People block traffic on I-85 during protests on Sept. 21.

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Image: People block traffic on I-85 during protests

People block traffic on I-85 during protests.

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Police officers remove a man from his vehicle on I-85 on Sept. 21.

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A police officer stands guard near a fire on I-85 during protests on Sept. 21.

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Police officers form a line in front of protesters in Charlotte on Sept. 20.

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Image: Officers stand in formation in front of protesters in Charlotte

Officers stand in formation in front of protesters on Sept. 20.

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