CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — About 50 protesters staged a rally at a North Carolina jail to show support for those arrested in the wake of unrest that followed the shooting death of a black man by a police officer.
The Charlotte Observer reports dozens of people have been arrested on charges related to violent protests that came after a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer shot Keith Lamont Scott outside his townhouse complex on Sept. 20.
At the Mecklenburg County jail, protesters held placards that read, “Stop Killing Black People! Justice for Keith Scott and Justin Carr” and “Let Our People Go! Amnesty for Uprising Arrestees.”
Carr was shot in the head while attending a protest. While a suspect has been arrested, some believe a police officer shot Carr, who died a day later.