Charlotte, North Carolina, remains in a state of emergency after two nights of unrest followed the fatal police shooting of 43-year-old Keith Scott on Tuesday.
Charlotte Police Chief Kerr Putney said nine civilians were injured and 44 have been arrested after Wednesday night’s protests. One person remains in critical condition after being shot, and police are still searching for more suspects.
Although demonstrations started off peacefully on Wednesday, the situation quickly escalated and turned violent.
Here are photos that show the unrest in Charlotte this week:
Demonstrations on Wednesday began with a prayer vigil, before part of the group split off and began marching downtown.
The march was peaceful at first, making stops at the police department, a black church, and the EpiCenter, an entertainment venue in Charlotte.
As protesters headed downtown, they came face-to-face with a line of police officers and patrol cars.