Protests Over Charlotte Police Shooting Move To Highway
Demonstrators protesting the fatal shooting of a black man by a police officer in Charlotte, North Carolina, have shut down a small section of Interstate 85.
Footage early Wednesday showed dozens of protesters on the highway facing a line of law enforcement officers. At one point a fire flared up.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation website shows a portion of the highway near UNC Charlotte is closed in both directions. The website says the closure is due to police activity.
Neither the North Carolina Highway Patrol nor Charlotte police could immediately be reached for comment.
The protest comes after police on Tuesday fatally shot 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott. Demonstrators had gathered earlier near the scene of the shooting before a smaller group moved to the highway.