With protests quiet, state of emergency ends in Charlotte
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte, site of protests after a police officer-involved shooting last week, and the state of North Carolina have lifted states of emergency for the city.
Gov. Pat McCrory thanked Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, the Highway Patrol and state’s National Guard for “working together to restore order over the past week.”
The emergency declarations came on the second night of protests that turned violent in the wake of the fatal shooting of an African-American man by an African-American officer.
There was violence on the first two nights, including the deadly shooting of a protester named Justin Carr.
Subsequent protests were peaceful and National Guard troops were sent home Sunday, the same day a curfew was put to bed.
Protesters filled Monday’s City Council meeting, calling for the mayor and police chief to resign. There were no large-scale protests Tuesday.