Floyd protest tear gassed in Charlotte, North Carolina

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The police chief in North Carolina’s largest city will ask the state’s courts to release video of an encounter in which police officers appeared to use chemical agents on demonstrators who were boxed in while protesting the death of George Floyd.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney was set to immediately petition the courts for the videos’ release, the department said in a statement Wednesday night.

The clash was recorded Tuesday by Justin LaFrancois, the publisher of an alternative Charlotte newspaper.

He said officers fired tear gas and flash-bangs from in front of and behind the trapped protesters.

He also said officers were perched on top of buildings and fired pepper balls onto the crowd.

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