The Charlotte, NC riots have been constant and extreme. On June 2, 2020 protesters threw a large rock at a police officer, the rock hit the officer in the face and broke her jaw. The officer was rushed to the hospital and will be off the job for a while. But fireworks seem to be the weapon of choice for protesters.
For the fourth night in a row, weapons were brought to the Charlotte, NC protests by rioters and were used in a complete disregard for the safety and welfare of the community.
Another officer was hit in the head with a brick.
Machetes, bats, explosives, rocks, and firearms were used to threaten the safety of officers, this destructive and violent behavior led to the arrest of 97 people in Charlotte.
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Rioters have refused to cooperate and their violent behavior shows their intent to injure officers. Rioters were armed with clubs, bats, poles, rocks, bricks, machetes, a tasers, and they shot high-powered fireworks directly at officers.
Several cops were struck by fireworks. Several officers required medical attention, another officer was struck in the head with a brick.