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Photos Show Tense Scenes At Charlotte Protests After Police Shooting

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory declared a state of emergency.
A woman gestures as she participates in a protest at Marshall Park Sept. 21, 2016, in Charlotte, North Carolina.
A woman gestures as she participates in a protest at Marshall Park Sept. 21, 2016, in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Another night of protests rocked Charlotte, North Carolina, on Wednesday after police shot and killed 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott the day before. Photos show protesters blocking traffic on Interstate 85 and also damaging nearby business premises in downtown Charlotte.

The confrontations grew so violent that North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) declared a state of emergency and sent in the National Guard to restore order.

See images from the past two nights below:

  • Police clash with demonstrators as residents and activists protest the police shooting death of Keith Scott.
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    Police clash with demonstrators as residents and activists protest the police shooting death of Keith Scott.
  • Police and demonstrators carry a seriously wounded individual into the parking area of the the Omni Hotel during a
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    Police and demonstrators carry a seriously wounded individual into the parking area of the the Omni Hotel during a march to protest the death of Keith Scott.
  • Protesters throw chairs at a restaurant during a demonstration against police brutality. 
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    Protesters throw chairs at a restaurant during a demonstration against police brutality. 
  • A woman smears blood on a police riot shield in downtown Charlotte.
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    A woman smears blood on a police riot shield in downtown Charlotte.
  • Protesters block traffic on I-85. 
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    Protesters block traffic on I-85. 
  • Protesters attend a demonstration against police brutality. 
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    Protesters attend a demonstration against police brutality. 
  • A demonstrator comes face to face with law enforcement during protests.
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    A demonstrator comes face to face with law enforcement during protests.
  • A protester chants during a demonstration against police brutality.
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    A protester chants during a demonstration against police brutality.
  • Demonstrators argue amongst themselves during protests. 
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    Demonstrators argue amongst themselves during protests. 
  • A woman gestures as she participates in a protest at Marshall Park. 
    Sean Rayford via Getty Images
    A woman gestures as she participates in a protest at Marshall Park. 
  • Police officers face off with protesters on the I-85 during protests.
    Sean Rayford via Getty Images
    Police officers face off with protesters on the I-85 during protests.
  • A police officer in riot gear walks past a fire on the I-85 during protests.
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    A police officer in riot gear walks past a fire on the I-85 during protests.
  • Protesters throw objects at police officers.
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    Protesters throw objects at police officers.
  • Police officers hold their line.
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    Police officers hold their line.
  •  Protesters block traffic on the I-85 interstate. 
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     Protesters block traffic on the I-85 interstate. 
  • Police officers remove a man from his vehicle.
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    Police officers remove a man from his vehicle.
  • A protester reacts to a sprayed deterrent while blocking traffic.
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    A protester reacts to a sprayed deterrent while blocking traffic.
  • Police officers take position at an onramp on I-85.
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    Police officers take position at an onramp on I-85.
  • Protesters block traffic on the I-85 interstate.
    Sean Rayford via Getty Images
    Protesters block traffic on the I-85 interstate.
  • Protesters gather on I-85 during protests.
    Sean Rayford via Getty Images
    Protesters gather on I-85 during protests.
  • A police helicopter illuminates protesters blocking traffic. 
    Sean Rayford via Getty Images
    A police helicopter illuminates protesters blocking traffic. 
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