Curfew begins in Charlotte, protesters still in street

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(WSOC)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Protesters in Charlotte were still in the streets as of shortly before 12:30 a.m. despite the mayor issuing a midnight curfew.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have reported that there were no officer or civilian injuries on Thursday night as of 11:30 p.m., according to WSOC.

The mayor signed paperwork to establish a curfew Thursday night. It started at midnight and will last 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.