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Charlotte Mayor Lifts Curfew; Protests Remain Peaceful

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    Chuck Burton, AP
    Protesters raise their fists as they march in the streets of Charlotte, N.C. Sept. 23, 2016, over the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott.

    Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts lifted a citywide curfew Sunday evening after a weekend of peaceful protests and demonstrations over the police-involved shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott, NBC News reports.

    In a statement, Roberts and the chairman of the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners urged the community to continue to "show their unity in a peaceful and legal manner."

    Violent protests rocked the city last week after a police officer shot and killed Scott on Tuesday. North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory declared a state of emergency, calling in the National Guard.

    As the week drew on, the demonstrations continued, but protesters remained peaceful. Many called for the police to release the dashcam and bodycam footage taken during the shooting, and the department released some of that footage to the public Saturday.

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    Demonstrations over a deadly police shooting continue Sunday in Charlotte, North Carolina as protestors gathered outside of Bank of America Stadium before the Carolina Panthers game against the Minnesota Vikings. They kneeled, held up fists, and chanted "no justice, no peace." (Published Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016)