Panthers game to proceed despite protests

Panthers game to proceed despite protests

By Nick Salazar   
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Tensions have been running high between protestors and law enforcement in the area after an officer shot and killed 43-year-old black man Keith Lamont Scott on Tuesday.

WASHINGTON (Talk Media News) — The National Football League and the Carolina Panthers say a scheduled game with the Minnesota Vikings will proceed despite violent protests that have been present in Charlotte, North Carolina.

“We are planning to play the game as scheduled on Sunday,” the league said in a statement Thursday. “We are monitoring events in Charlotte and have been in communication with local officials and authorities and birth the Carolina Panthers and the Minnesota Vikings.”

Tensions have been running high between protestors and law enforcement in the area after an officer shot and killed 43-year-old black man Keith Lamont Scott on Tuesday.

Authorities said that Scott was sitting alone in his vehicle when he was approached by officers, and refused to drop his gun when he exited.

Scott’s death sparked protests in the aftermath, and hit a boiling point after several officers were injured and one left one person shot on Wednesday night.

That victim is in critical condition and on life support at a local hospital, officials said, with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg saying police did not fire the first shot.

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