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Charlotte protesters demand justice for Keith Scott

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>> Drop the gun.>> The wrenching video sparked days of rioting, but officials on Wednesday saying the Charlotte police officer who shot and killed Keith Lamont Scott in September will face no charges. The city erupted into days of protests then, and Wednesday night citizens took to the streets again.
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Greg Le Kerr is there for Reuters.>> Behind me is a protest that started at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police headquarters. It's moved more into the center of downtown Charlotte. Tensions ran a little bit high a little earlier when a protestor named Braxton Winston got up in the face of a police major, and started questioning him about the death of Justin Carr, who was shot and killed in front of the Omni Hotel on the second night of protests in September.
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>> Earlier in the day, the county's district attorney said an exhaustive probe, found officer Brentley Vinson acted in self-defense when he shot the 43 year old father of seven three times outside his Charlotte apartment. Murray said Scott was armed with a cocked and loaded gun. Scott's family insisting he didn't have a weapon, and was only holding a book.
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The tensions in Charlotte inflamed by a cellphone video made by Scott's wife pleading with officers not to shoot.>> Don't shoot him.>> The incident adding to a litany of cases around the country involving black men killed by police and rising demands for reforms.>> He has no weapon.