Curfew to be considered for locals as North Carolina protests continue

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Associated Press

The mayor of Charlotte says the city is considering a curfew after two nights of violence in the wake of the shooting of a black man by police.

Major Jennifer Roberts told ABC's "Good Morning America" yesterday that city officials are talking about imposing a curfew.

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The killing of black man Keith Lamont Scott sparked the protests and tear gas has been used to break up the crowd.
The killing of black man Keith Lamont Scott sparked the protests and tear gas has been used to break up the crowd.
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Streets were calm on Wednesday morning, but several civilians and police officers were hurt in the second night of violence Thursday night.

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Protesters destroyed marked police cars and blocked streets in the city of Charlotte.
Protesters destroyed marked police cars and blocked streets in the city of Charlotte.
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City spokeswoman Ashley Simmons told local media that Roberts' office will discuss a possible curfew with city police and the National Guard on Friday (NZT).

The mayor said she wants people to know Charlotte is open for business. But at least three major companies told workers to avoid downtown offices.

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