NEWS 3 UPDATE: Protesters parade I-227 in Charlotte forcing the highway to be shutdown.
Police have blocked the highway so no cars can enter.
This comes after Charlotte’s mayor signed an order establishing a midnight curfew across the city. The curfew will be in place until the state of emergency is lifted.
Charlotte, N.C. (AP)- Hundreds of protesters are marching through the heart of Charlotte’s business district.
The protesters stopped for about 15 minutes to chant and block an intersection near Bank of America’s headquarters. They then moved on as police and members of the National Guard monitored them.
The demonstration that began about 7:30 p.m. at a park has so far been peaceful.
The crowd includes curious onlookers who emerged from hotels and office buildings to take pictures.
The business district, known locally as uptown, has been on edge Thursday after two nights of chaotic protests that included vandalism and injuries.
The protests stem from the fatal shooting this week of a black man by police.