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Protesters walk along I-277, Charlotte mayor issues midnight curfew

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A group of protesters walked along Interstate 277 in Charlotte during the third night of protests over a fatal shooting.

WSOC reported that police pushed protesters off of I-277 and deployed tear gas as of about 10:50 p.m. Thursday.

Protesters moved onto I-277 near Moorehead Street at about 10:30. Thursday night’s protests have largely peaceful as of about 11 p.m.

The mayor signed paperwork to establish a curfew Thursday night. It will go into effect from midnight until 6 a.m.

On Wednesday, the protests turned into riots and at least four officers suffered injuries that were not life-threatening. One person was left on life support after getting shot by another civilian. That person later died.

Gov. Pat McCrory declared a state of emergency and said he would deploy the state National Guard and highway patrol to Charlotte.

The protests are in response to the fatal shooting of a man who was killed by police at a Charlotte apartment complex earlier this week.