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Demonstrators protest for seventh night in a row after death of Keith Scott

The threat of showers in the forecast didn’t stop dozens from protesting in the streets of uptown Charlotte Monday night.  (Source:WBTV) The threat of showers in the forecast didn’t stop dozens from protesting in the streets of uptown Charlotte Monday night.  (Source:WBTV)
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The threat of showers in the forecast didn’t stop dozens from protesting in the streets of uptown Charlotte Monday night.

Monday marked the seventh day a group had demonstrated in response to Keith Scott’s death.

Scott, 43, was killed on September 20, while police were serving a warrant at The Village at College Downs apartment complex on Old Concord Road, in northeast Charlotte. His death sparked protesting across the city, erupting into violence.

“Anytime one of us falls victim it could be me,” said protester Master Allah during the demonstration Monday.

A large group left the area near Little Rock AME Zion Church following an NAACP meeting to march through the streets of uptown.

“We were marching through the streets,” said protester Keisha Sharpe. “Every single night we’ll be here.”

At times, the protest shut down roads. Police accompanied the group the whole night.

“I want to be out here to get my voice heard. I want to be out here to fight for my people,” said Allah.

At points during the protest, police asked the group to stay on the sidewalks and out of the streets. Some protesters didn’t comply, but were encouraged by others to listen to the officers.

“We don’t want no one to die, we’ve had enough of that” explained protester Maria Diaz. “In order to keep us alive, we make sure that they stay in their place. We don’t want no one to get hurt.”

The group gathered at Marshall Park for several minutes before heading towards the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center. The large group then poured into the lobby of the building and began chanting while the Charlotte City Council met.

"We gotta as a people, and when I say people, I mean black and white, we need to keep the pressure on our leaders - the people that control these other agencies that are supposed to serve and protect us," said Allah.

The group continued to march in the rain once the council meeting ended. Some protesters were taken into police custody on College Street. It’s unclear what exactly led to the situation.

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