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Charlotte Protests: The Travel Impact in a Hub City

Impacting Travel | Donald Wood | September 21, 2016

Charlotte Protests: The Travel Impact in a Hub City

Photo: Charlotte Douglas International Airport. (Photo via Wikipedia)

On Wednesday night, a citizen was shot in Charlotte, North Carolina, during the second night of violent protests after the fatal police shooting of an African-American man named Keith Lamont Scott, according to

While Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney originally told Fox News that the person shot during the protests had died from his wounds, the City of Charlotte’s official Twitter account said that the civilian was on life support:

As for travel to the region, Charlotte Douglas International Airport was experiencing no notable delays or cancellations, according to Federal Aviation Administration. While travel in downtown Charlotte will be tougher as protests continue, all major modes of transportation in the city are still fully operational.

The protests began as a downtown prayer vigil before a group of protesters began to make their way toward downtown Charlotte. Officers in riot gear lined up out front of the Omni hotel, and were pelted with bottles and dirt thrown by protesters.

After the shooting took place, police began firing flash grenades and tear gas into the crowd, and protesters threw fireworks before the majority of the group dispersed. For those protestors who remained, riot police worked to send the crowds away.


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