Police in Charlotte, North Carolina, shot and killed a black man they said was armed outside an apartment complex Tuesday, setting off violent protests that continued late into the night and left at least two dozen people injured.
The officer involved was also black, police told The Washington Post.
A large crowd of demonstrators gathered near the scene of the shooting Tuesday night to protest the killing of Keith Lamont Scott, who was fatally shot by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department officer earlier in the day.
Thousands of government opponents have flooded some of the principal streets in Venezuela’s capital to pressure the government to hold a referendum vote this year on Nicolas Maduro’s presidency.
The protesters are chanting, “It’s going to fall, it’s going to fall, the government is going to fall.”
They are carrying Venezuelan flags and signs with slogans such as “We are 30 million reasons to revoke him.”
The demonstrators have come from states all over the country.
Today's protest follows a massive public demonstration on Wednesday.
Workers with the Public Transportation Service Corporation stormed the launch of the Wifi services on PTSC buses this morning which was held at the PTSC compound at South Quay.
The workers said their action was intended at highlighting frustrations with delays in getting monies owed to them.
They are owed money for the 2011-2013 period.
Minister of Works and Transport, Fitzgerald Hinds was present and assured the workers that their concerns would be looked into.