Guests being moved from uptown Charlotte hotel ahead of 4th night of protests

Published: Sep. 23, 2016 at 11:00 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A hotel in uptown Charlotte is moving guests to other hotels ahead of an expected fourth night of protests in the city after the shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott.

An employee at Aloft at EpiCentre told WBTV the hotel is moving guests from the hotel in an effort to "comply with CMPD," adding that the safety of their guests is important.

The employee said the hotel wants to "protect our community."

The EpiCentre, where the hotel is located, announced Friday that it was adjusting its hours to accommodate with the curfew that is currently underway in the city.

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Thursday, Mayor Jennifer Roberts signed a curfew for the city between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m. The curfew is in effect until the State of Emergency is lifted in Charlotte or the mayor signs to remove the curfew.

The EpiCentre posted on social media that it would be closing down at 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The venue is a host to the Aloft hotel along with numerous bars, restaurants and businesses.

Several businesses at the EpiCentre were damaged Wednesday night when protests over the death of Scott turned into rioting

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Scott, 43, was killed Tuesday while police were serving a warrant at The Village at College Downs apartment complex on Old Concord Road, in northeast Charlotte. There have been protests, and evening rioting, in Charlotte since his death.

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