Man levels CNN reporter with body check during Charlotte protest

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Video shows a man body checking a CNN reporter during a live report in Charlotte, N.C., during the second night of protests over the police killing of Keith Lamont Scott.

Reporter Ed Lavandera, who was knocked several feet and sent sprawling on the concrete, was apparently not badly hurt. Lavandera stood up, fixed his earpiece and told the anchor “we’re fine.”

One person was shot during the protests Wednesday evening — by another civilian — the North Carolina city tweeted on its official account. Charlotte police did not fire the shot, the tweet said.

That person was initially reported killed, but is on life support in critical condition, according to Charlotte officials, who corrected their earlier tweet.

For a second night, protests over a deadly officer-involved shooting in Charlotte turned violent, with police firing tear gas and demonstrators throwing objects and trying to damage vehicles.

Keith Lamont Scott, a father of seven, was killed by police in an apartment complex parking lot Tuesday as officers looked for another man named in a warrant they were trying to serve.

The shooting set off a long night of violent protests and Wednesday the demonstrations continued for a second night, starting off as a peaceful march through downtown Charlotte.

But when the demonstrators neared an Omni Hotel, some people climbed the roof of an outdoor mall and started throwing objects at the crowd

 

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