[VIDEO] Riots continue on I-85 in Charlotte, as rioters have blocked traffic, looted trucks, and burned the cargo following police shooting. pic.twitter.com/u5P14yH6wp
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOX46) September 21, 2016
Protests over the police shooting of Keith L. Scott in Charlotte, N.C., spilled over onto Interstate 85 late Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning, and several trucks were broken into and looted, according to reports.
The protests reportedly blocked both directions of the Interstate. Photos and videos from Twitter and other social media show fires that were set near trucks and protesters attempting to loot cargo from trailers.
The interstate was reopened by Wednesday morning after police reportedly broke up the crowds with tear gas.
#KeithLamontScott protesters shut down I-85 at WT Harris early Wednesday morning. https://t.co/UOXYwNaiuB pic.twitter.com/vh7dzLNW18
— FOX 46 Charlotte (@FOX46News) September 21, 2016
Police now shooting tear gas trying to disperse protesters on I-85, get fire under control #KeithLamontScott pic.twitter.com/vzPU6BvAL2
— Charlotte Observer (@theobserver) September 21, 2016
Large crowd gathers for looting of trucks on #Charlotte #NorthCarolina's I-85 pic.twitter.com/jaCn5anaOv
— The Detroit Scanner (@DetroitScanner) September 21, 2016