Media calls Charlotte riot a ‘protest’
by Rick Moran at American Thinker:
“A riot broke out in Charlotte, NC late last night after police shot and killed a man who they say was armed with a gun.
But the family of Keith Lamont Scott says he was carrying a book when he emerged from a car at an apartment complex where police were serving warrant on another man,
The officer who shot Scott is black.
Several hundred people gathered outside the complex Tuesday night, chanting “no justice, no peace!” and carrying signs that said “Black Lives Matter.”
While some threw bottles and rocks at officers working to control the protesters, others implored them to stop.
“That’s when things really started to pick up. I would say not long before 11 p.m., police deployed tear gas … as they tried to clear the streets,” said Adam Rhew, associate editor for Charlotte magazine.
After a brief lull, the crowds regrouped early Wednesday and blocked Interstate 85. They started a fire at the center of the highway, forcing vehicles and tractor-trailers to stall as far as the eye could see. Police cars with flashing lights hovered nearby.
Some protesters removed boxes from the back of semitrailers and set the items on fire. Police in riot gear formed a line and forced crowds away from the highway.
Shortly after, the highway partially opened, but some protesters remained in the vicinity and continued chanting. Others jumped on top of a police van and stomped on it, breaking the windshield and other windows.
At least seven people were transported to the hospital with minor injuries, CNN affiliate WSOC reported. It said five others have been arrested.
The man shot by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Tuesday afternoon has been identified as Keith Lamont Scott, Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts said…….” Please continue reading: