4 arrested as protests remain calm in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Authorities arrested four people as about 100 protesters walked around Charlotte, angry at a prosecutor’s decision not to charge a Charlotte police officer in the shooting of a man in September.

Police said on Twitter that the arrests were after the protesters refused to get out of downtown Charlotte streets and stay on the sidewalk. The protests were otherwise calm.

The protest started at Charlotte police headquarters, then went to the place where a protester was shot and killed during two nights of violent demonstrations after Keith Scott was killed by Officer Bradley Vinson.

Police say the man was not shot by an officer and arrested someone on a murder charge.

Islamic Center of Charlotte spokesman and activist Jibril Hough says protesters like him want to reach out to people who otherwise wouldn’t pay attention to police brutality and other problems.

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