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'Stop the Lies': Charlotte Protesters Demand Justice for Keith Lamont Scott

Despite the anger that rippled through small pockets of the crowd, protests remained peaceful

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    North Carolina prosecutors said Tuesday Officer Brentley Vinson will not be charged with the shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott. The 2016 shooting of Scott, a black man, sparked two nights of protests in downtown Charlotte. (Published Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016)

    Protesters marched through the streets of Charlotte, North Carolina, Wednesday night, angered by the news that the officer who fatally shot a black man will not face charges, NBC News reported. 

    Warnings of powerful thunderstorms in the area did not deter protesters, who gathered outside of the city's police headquarters. Flanked by officers on bicycle patrol, nearly a hundred people marched through the streets of Uptown Charlotte chanting "No Justice, No Peace!" and "Tell the truth and stop the lies, Keith Scott didn't have to die."

    Several members of the local clergy also marched in the crowd asking protesters to remain peaceful. One chanted "The blood of Jesus" over and again.

    Despite the anger that rippled through small pockets of the crowd, protests remained peaceful. Charlotte Mecklenburg Police tweeted that three protesters had been arrested for obstructing traffic.