Mayor of Charlotte signs midnight curfew order

Protesters in Charlotte on Thursday night.
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The mayor of Charlotte on Thursday night signed a curfew order, to go into effect at midnight.

The curfew will be lifted at 6 a.m., but the city of Charlotte announced it will be in effect "each day until the end of the State of Emergency is declared or until the official proclamation is revoked." North Carolina's governor declared a state of emergency on Wednesday after protests over the fatal officer-involved shooting of Keith Lamont Scott on Tuesday.

Protesters gathered in uptown Charlotte for a third night on Thursday, with a peaceful march beginning at around 7:30 p.m. They carried signs and chanted "No Justice, No Peace," ABC News reports, and at one point they blocked an intersection near the Bank of America headquarters; they moved on as National Guard and police officers approached. Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and Duke Energy all told employees to stay out of the city on Thursday.

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