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Troops, extra police in Charlotte to prevent more clashes

A little girl holds up a sign during a demonstration against police brutality in Charlotte, North Carolina, on September 21, 2016Hundreds of National Guard troops and police reinforcements converged Thursday on Charlotte, mobilized to prevent a third night of violent protests over the fatal police shooting of a black man. The tense southern city was under a state of emergency amid growing complaints that the authorities had been slow to respond to crowds protesting the shooting Tuesday of Keith Lamont Scott, a 43-year-old African American. Nine protesters and two officers were hurt as clashes broke out with riot police firing tear gas, shutting down a transport hub in the city, officials said.

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