8 powerful photos of protests in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Protests erupted in Charlotte on Tuesday and Wednesday, turning violent on both nights.

Several people — civilians and law enforcement officers — have been injured. On Wednesday night, a civilian was critically injured when they were shot by another civilian.

The protests stem from the fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Officer Brentley Vinson.

Here are eight powerful photos from the protests in uptown Charlotte Wednesday night:

Students take part in a lie-in at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte, North Carolina, on September 21, 2016 in protest against police brutality following the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott nearby the previous day. The mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina appealed for calm Wednesday after a night of violent protests and looting sparked by the fatal police shooting of a black man said to have been armed with a handgun. / AFP / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

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Students take part in a lie-in at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in protest against police brutality following the shooting of Scott.

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 21: Police clash with protestors as residents and activists protest the death of Keith Scott September 21, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Scott, who was black, was shot and killed at an apartment complex near UNC Charlotte by police officers, who say they warned Scott to drop a gun he was allegedly holding. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

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A protester stands on the hood of a car as protesters stop traffic in Charlotte’s uptown.

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 21: Police clash with protestors as residents and activists protest the death of Keith Scott September 21, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Scott, who was black, was shot and killed at an apartment complex near UNC Charlotte by police officers, who say they warned Scott to drop a gun he was allegedly holding. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

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Two protesters in masks hold signs, one saying, “We are not animals,” while the the other reads, “Black lives matter.”

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 21: Protestors surround the Charlotte Police department as residents and activists protest the death of Keith Scott September 21, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Scott, who was black, was shot and killed at an apartment complex near UNC Charlotte by police officers, who say they warned Scott to drop a gun he was allegedly holding. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

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Protesters surround the Charlotte Police Department as residents and activists protest the death of Scott.

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 21: Police clash with protestors as residents and activists protest the death of Keith Scott September 21, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Scott, who was black, was shot and killed at an apartment complex near UNC Charlotte by police officers, who say they warned Scott to drop a gun he was allegedly holding. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

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Police clash with protesters in the streets of uptown Charlotte.

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 21: Police clash with protestors as residents and activists protest the death of Keith Scott September 21, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Scott, who was black, was shot and killed at an apartment complex near UNC Charlotte by police officers, who say they warned Scott to drop a gun he was allegedly holding. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

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Police officers in riot gear deploy tear gas during clashes with protesters.

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 21: Police and protesters carry a seriously wounded protester into the parking area of the the Omni Hotel during a march to protest the death of Keith Scott September 21, 2016 in Carolina. Scott, who was black, was shot and killed at an apartment complex near UNC Charlotte by police officers, who say they warned Scott to drop a gun he was allegedly holding. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

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Police and protesters carry a seriously wounded protester into the parking area of the Omni Hotel.

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 21: A demonstrator reacts as residents and activists protest the death of Keith Scott September 21, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Scott, who was black, was shot and killed at an apartment complex near UNC Charlotte by police officers, who say they warned Scott to drop a gun he was allegedly holding. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

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A demonstrator kneels on a bench, his head in his hands, as residents and activists protest the death of Scott.