These photos show the unrest in Charlotte following the fatal police shooting of Keith Scott

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Police hold their lines in uptown Charlotte during a protest of the police shooting of Keith Scott.
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Charlotte, North Carolina, remains in a state of emergency after two nights of unrest followed the fatal police shooting of 43-year-old Keith Scott on Tuesday.

Charlotte Police Chief Kerr Putney said nine civilians were injured and 44 have been arrested after Wednesday night’s protests.

One person remains in critical condition after being shot, and police are still searching for more suspects.

Although demonstrations started off peacefully on Wednesday, the situation quickly escalated and turned violent.

Here are photos that show the unrest in Charlotte this week:


Demonstrations on Wednesday began with a prayer vigil, before part of the group split off and began marching downtown.


The march was peaceful at first, making stops at the police department, a black church, and the EpiCenter, an entertainment venue in Charlotte.

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People gather at the EpiCentre in uptown Charlotte to protest the police shooting of Keith Scott.
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As protesters headed downtown, they came face-to-face with a line of police officers and patrol cars.

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Two people sit on the ground in front of police in uptown Charlotte during a protest of the police shooting of Keith Scott.
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As protesters began to surround police, officers fired rubber bullets, tear gas, and flash-bang grenades to disperse them.

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People run from flash-bang grenades in uptown Charlotte during a protest of the police shooting of Keith Scott.
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A man was shot near the Omni Hotel. Charlotte officials initially said he died, but later retracted the statement and clarified that he was in critical condition.

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Blood covers the pavement where a person was shot in uptown Charlotte during a protest of the police shooting of Keith Scott.
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Throughout the demonstrations, protesters chanted slogans like “Black Lives Matter” and “Hands Up; Don’t Shoot.”

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Two women embrace while looking at a police officer in uptown Charlotte during a protest of the police shooting of Keith Scott.
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Police hit protesters with pepper spray and tear gas, and protesters threw fireworks and debris at officers and smashed patrol vehicles.

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A man is hit with pepper spray paint balls in uptown Charlotte during a protest of the police shooting of Keith Scott.
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There were reports of protesters looting nearby stores and smashing in windows.

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A window at City Smoke is smashed in uptown Charlotte during a protest of the police shooting of Keith Scott.
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Charlotte’s police chief said the protests did not begin to wind down until around 3 a.m. Thursday.

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Police officers take a moment to rest after a night of clashing with rioters protesting the death of Keith Scott, September 22, 2016, in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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On Thursday, Charlotte’s mayor, Jennifer Robers, and Police Chief Kerr Putney gave an update to media, saying video of Keith Scott’s shooting would not immediately be released to the public.

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Police Chief Kerr Putney fields questions from the media, September 22, 2016, in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Protests in Charlotte first erupted Tuesday night, after police shot and killed 43-year-old Keith Scott. Police shut down a major interstate, and protesters set a fire to and vandalized police vehicles.

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A police officer in riot gear walks past a fire on Interstate 85 during protests in the early hours of September 21, 2016, in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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