Charlotte protests

Several days of unrest exacerbated by the city's lack of transparency in Scott's shooting death brought forth emotional reactions during a Monday night city council meeting.

Rep. Robert Pittenger, a North Carolina congressman, expressed regret for inflammatory statements he made on live television in which he said Charlotte protesters "hate white people because white people are successful and they're not."

"Release the tape," and "we want the tape" echoed through the downtown area directed at Charlotte Police Chief Kerr Putney, who announced Thursday he would not publicly release dash cam footage capturing Scott's shooting.

Police Chief Kerr Putney prematurely declared the man's death Wednesday night, but later corrected the statement early Thursday morning. The city also corrected the news on their Twitter account.

Cam Newton and Colin Kaepernick spoke out on a photo that appeared to show the two NFL players in each other's faces.

Overnight, protesters blocked off several streets and a portion of I-85 near the scene of the crime, rallying for justice.