A STATE of emergency has been declared in the southern US state of North Carolina following violent protests in the city of Charlotte after the fatal police shooting of an African-American man.
The protests began on Tuesday after police shot dead Keith Lamont Scott, 43. Police said Mr Scott was armed and had refused to obey instructions, but both claims were disputed by witnesses. One protester is on life support after being shot during the unrest. Governor Pat McCrory announced on Twitter that he had deployed the National Guard.
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