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Peaceful protests continue in Charlotte

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 01:16

Another night of protests in Charlotte over the shooting death of a black man as demonstrators demand that police release video from the officers body camera to the public. Julie Noce reports.

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Hundreds of protesters returned to the streets of Charlotte North Carolina for a fourth night of demonstrations over the fatal police killing of a black man. Demonstrators held signs calling on police to "release the tapes" of Tuesday's fatal shooting of 43 year-old Keith Scott. Police have released video of the shooting incident to Scott's family but not to the public. Protesters at the peaceful event were monitored by armed National Guard soldiers and called for full transparency by police. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ACTIVIST, ANDREW FEDE YOUNG, SAYING: "You know they would rather do Marshall law and do a state of emergency than release a tape. So that's what these kids our out here for because they want justice." (SOUNDBITE) (English) CHARLOTTE RESIDENT, KEN KNEIDEL, SAYING: "It just pains me to see them lose their lives. Fathers and husbands. And I'm just here to show my support. If I stay home I feel guilty. The easy life that I have had and the difficulty that young black men face." Scott's death was the latest in a string of police killings of black men in America, which have led to international criticism of the United States' treatment of minorities. A United Nations working group on Friday compared the killings to the lynching of black people by white mobs in the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Peaceful protests continue in Charlotte

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 01:16