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Viral photo shows black officer's emotional moment during Charlotte rioting


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Police officers hold their line on the I-85 (Interstate 85) during protests in the early hours of September 21, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The protests began last night, following the fatal shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott by a police officer at an apartment complex near UNC Charlotte. (Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

A picture of one black police officer’s emotional moment during riots in Charlotte, North Carolina, has gone viral.

The photo of a black police officer shedding a tear during protests in the city was circulated on Twitter:

And on Facebook:

Riots erupted in Charlotte after police fatally shot Keith Scott. Police said Scott was armed and considered dangerous. His family said he was holding a book, not a gun. Police said no book was recovered at the scene.

Scott’s family has called for peaceful protests in the wake of his death.

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