Peaceful Protests Follow Release of Keith Lamont Scott Video by Charlotte Police

Demonstrators held hands and prayed with clergy while protesting.

ByABC News
September 25, 2016, 6:53 AM

— -- A fifth night of protests kicked off Saturday in Charlotte, North Carolina, just hours after the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department finally released video footage of last Tuesday's fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott.

Police Chief Kerr Putney said Saturday that additional footage will be released. In the dash cam video, Scott is seen exiting his car. He then slowly walks backwards before four shots are heard. It is unclear whether there is anything in his hands. The actual shooting is neither seen nor heard in the body cam footage.

Demonstrators filled the streets of downtown Charlotte carrying signs that read "Hands Up, They Still Shoot," "Why Us?" "Define 'Bad Due,'" and "Black Lives Matter."

Saturday night's protests were peaceful, with some clergy and demonstrators ignoring the midnight curfew to stop and pray outside the police department's headquarters.

Unlike Saturday night, some of the demonstrations over the past week have become violent and disorderly, with protesters looting and vandalizing businesses.

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