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Police on standby as protesters gather at Charlotte stadium

Published 25/09/2016

Keith Scott is shown on the ground in the video as police approach him (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department/AP)
Keith Scott is shown on the ground in the video as police approach him (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department/AP)

A group of around 100 demonstrators have gathered near the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte to protest over the shooting death of a man by a police officer.

The protesters, holding signs and led by a man on a bullhorn, were surrounded by at least two dozen police officers on bicycles on Sunday afternoon.

Their message competed with the noise of fans streaming toward the stadium and an impromptu jazz band playing tunes less than a block away.

Inside the stadium, people attending the game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Carolina Panthers watched the protesters from access ramps to the upper level.

There have been protests every day since Keith Lamont Scott was shot by Charlotte police on Tuesday.

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