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Zianna Oliphant speaks at a Charlotte City Council meeting on Sept. 26th, 2016. (CNN framegrab)

A Charlotte, NC girl's speech moved protesters to tears

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A Charlotte, NC girl's speech moved protesters to tears

Tensions were high at Monday night's city council meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, following the death of Keith Lamont Scott, who was shot and killed by police last week. 

But the most memorable protester was a girl named Zianna Oliphant. 

Dozens of residents called on Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts and police chief Kerr Putney to resign. 

Zianna only mourned how black people were treated in the North Carolina city.

"I feel like we are treated differently than other people," she said. "I don't like how we are treated just because of our color doesn't mean anything to me." 

A Charlotte, NC girl's speech moved protesters to tears

Here's another clip of her speech.

Protests have wracked Charlotte since Scott was shot and killed on September 20. Police released footage last weekend of the shooting, but that only raised more questions, including whether or not Scott was armed as police reported.

"The unrest here has been decades in the making," council member Al Alston said. "Tuesday was the boiling point, and it's getting hotter.

City Council Meeting Charlotte Riot Gary Deshawn Burney and Chezzy Boy

Here's another scene from the council meeting, in which protester Gary Burney told council members, "We don't hit you with fists...we hit your pockets."

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