Charlotte considers curfew after protests

2016-09-22 16:09
Police fire teargas as protestors converge on downtown Charlotte following the police shooting of a black man. (Gerry Broome, AP)

Police fire teargas as protestors converge on downtown Charlotte following the police shooting of a black man. (Gerry Broome, AP)

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Charlotte - The mayor of Charlotte says the city is considering a curfew after two nights of violence in the wake of the shooting of a black man by police.

Mayor Jennifer Roberts told ABC's Good Morning America on Thursday that city officials are talking about imposing a curfew.

Streets were calm on Thursday morning in downtown Charlotte after a peaceful prayer vigil had turned into a violent protest.

City spokesperson Ashley Simmons told local media that Roberts' office will discuss a possible curfew with city police and the National Guard on Thursday.

The mayor said she wanted people to know Charlotte is open for business Thursday. But at least three major companies told workers to avoid downtown offices.

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory declared a state of emergency and promised to bring in the National Guard.
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