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CHAOS!: Charlotte Protesters Have LOST It -Governor Declares A STATE OF EMERGENCY

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VIA| A prayer vigil in honor of Keith Lamont Scott turned violent Wednesday night in Charlotte, North Carolina, prompting the governor to declare a state of emergency, as riot gear-wearing police fired tear gas at demonstrators who threw bottles at police, blocked an interstate, threw objects at passing cars, jumped on vehicles, looted businesses, vandalized a Hyatt hotel and attacked its employees.

And one of the protesters was in critical condition and on life support after being shot by another civilian.

Four police officers sustained non-life threatening injuries, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department tweeted early Thursday morning.

Police fire tear gas as protestors converge downtown following Tuesdays police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016.

“Governor Pat McCrory has declared a State of Emergency upon the request Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney,” read a statement from the governor’s office. “The governor has also initiated efforts to deploy the North Carolina National Guard and the State Highway Patrol to assist local law enforcement.”

Earlier in the evening, Gov. McCrory said, “Upon a very recent request of Chief Putney, the State Highway Patrol is sending in troopers to further help the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department.”

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