Police in the southern US city of Charlotte have fired tear gas to disperse Black Lives Matter protesters holding demonstrations against police brutality.
On Thursday night, the third night of demonstrations in Charlotte, North Carolina against the fatal police shooting of a black man, police officers armed with rifles fired rubber bullets and tear gas canisters at several hundred protesters blocking a highway.
The protesters were marching to denounce the police shooting of African American Keith Lamont Scott, killed by police in the city on Tuesday night. The 43-year-old’s death outraged Black Lives Matters activists, leading to protests and clashes there.
Earlier on Thursday night, the city administration imposed a curfew effective midnight Thursday (0400 GMT Friday).
“@CLTMayor and @CMPD have enacted a citywide curfew beginning Sept. 23 imposed at midnight until 6 a.m.,” the city administration tweeted, referring to Mayor Jennifer Roberts and the…