NAACP rally to call for transparency, justice after deadly Charlotte police shooting

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WNCN) – Rev. William Barber from the NAACP will join the local chapter in Charlotte along with clergy Monday night for a unity rally for justice and transparency.

It comes after a peaceful night of protests in the Queen City.

The rally will be at 6:30 p.m. at Charlotte’s Marshall Park and will be live on WNCN.com

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There have been protests every day since Keith Lamont Scott, 43, was shot to death by Charlotte police on Tuesday.

Last night, mayor Jennifer Roberts lifted the midnight to 6 a.m. curfew that has been in effect since Thursday.

Protesters gathered outside Bank of America Stadium (Amy Cutler/CBS North Carolina)
Protesters gathered outside Bank of America Stadium (Amy Cutler/CBS North Carolina)

Sunday night’s crowds were smaller and more peaceful than on earlier nights.

Despite the dwindled numbers on the sixth night of protests, many marchers say they will continue until all footage of the shooting is released.

Protesters are asking police to be more transparent about the situation.

Over the weekend, police released video of the shooting along with photos of a gun and marijuana they say Scott had.

The NAACP is calling for transparency too, as well as an end to what they describe as racial profiling, excessive force and “systematic killing of African-Americans and people of color by law enforcement.”

Leaders also say there are immoral policies that impact people of color. They call it “legislative violence,” which they say they also want to end.

 

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