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CNN英语新闻:美国夏洛特市持续骚乱进入紧急状态

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北卡罗来纳州夏洛特市进入紧急状态。州长帕特·麦克罗里周三晚上宣布该市进入紧急状态,这也是夏洛特市连续第二晚爆发暴力抗议。
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Things have escalated once again.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: They just simply wanted to cause chaos.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This was the second night of protests. It took a dangerous turn.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: These other people came in to try —

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We cannot tolerate violence. We cannot tolerate the destruction of property. And we'll not tolerate the attacks toward our police officers.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: People are hurting, man. People are upset. People are frustrated. We can't lose any more lives, man.

CARL AZUZ, CNN STUDENT NEWS ANCHOR: In the city of Charlotte, North Carolina, a state of emergency. Governor Pat McCrory declared it Wednesday night, the second of violent protest.

What the state of emergency means is that the National Guard and state highway patrol will be deployed to Charlotte, to help local law enforcement.

Yesterday, we reported on the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott and the violence that followed Tuesday. Demonstrations began again Wednesday.

They started out as peaceful, but that changed overnight. Protesters looted stores, set fires and vandalized cars and buildings.

Police say 44 people were arrested and that nine civilians and five officers were injured. The city of Charlotte said one man was shot by another civilian and was on life support as of last night.

Police used tear gas to break up some of the demonstrations. As far as evidence goes of Scott shooting, the police chief says opened fire after Scott refused to drop his gun. Authorities say they had video of the incident. But while they may allow Scott's family to see it, they do not plan to release it to the public. The police chief says that would be inappropriate.

A spokesman for the Charlotte Fraternal Order of Police says he reviewed the footage and does not believe police did anything wrong. But anger in Charlotte has been fueled partly by protesters who disagree and don't think police have been open and honest about the incident.

Quick update now on another police shooting we reported yesterday. In Tulsa, Oklahoma, a district attorney announced Thursday that Officer Betty Shelby would be charged with first degree manslaughter. Shelby is the policewoman who shot and killed Terence Crutcher last week, next to his car in the road. More details on that incident are available in our show archive.

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