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UPDATE: The mayor of Charlotte has lifted the city-wide curfew

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UPDATE: Sept. 25, 7:41 p.m.

Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts lifted the midnight curfew on the city Sunday night, according to WBTV

The statement said, "Mayor Roberts continues to urge the community to come together and show their unity in a peaceful and legal manner." 

UPDATE: 9:39 p.m. Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts has now imposed a midnight curfew on the city. 

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Protests in Charlotte, North Carolina, turned violent Wednesday night as people on the city's streets began looting shops and the police began using tear gas to disperse crowds. One civilian was shot by another civilian during the protests last night and later died of his wounds. Protestors were responding to the killing of Keith Lamont Scott by the police earlier in the week. 

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory announced today in a press conference that the National Guard and the state police will assist the city's police force in containing potential violence.

No curfew will be imposed, according to Reuters. 

Here, Chief Kerr Putney preps the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police for the coming night.

The state's presence is being felt on the street already.

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