The protests that erupted in North Carolina on Friday night and into Saturday have been the culmination of months of protests that have spread across the country.
While some protesters are peaceful, others are angry, violent and even threatening to attack law enforcement officers.
Demonstrators were chanting “No justice, no peace,” as they marched through Charlotte, which is home to Charlotte’s main government building.
The crowds dispersed when the police cleared them out.
Some protesters carried shields and signs that said, “Black Lives Matter,” and others carried Confederate flags.
Others chanted, “No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA!” as they stormed into the city’s downtown area.
In the aftermath of the protest, police arrested two people who they said were part of a group of white supremacists and neo-Nazis who were responsible for the violence.
Police also arrested two men who they say were part a group who were partaking in a rally in nearby Charlotte, but did not have their hands in a “weapons display.”
Several dozen people, some of whom were wearing masks and helmets, gathered in the parking lot of the Charlotte City Hall, which was under a cordon of police.
A police officer was assaulted by a protester.
Officers in riot gear, wearing helmets, shields and riot gear surrounded a man in a black shirt, who was bleeding from his head, as officers used batons and pepper spray to disperse the crowd.
Another protester was arrested for allegedly assaulting a police officer.
Charlotte Police Chief Kerr Putney said on Saturday that the man was not being treated for injuries.
Protests are afoot across the United States, with cities from Chicago to New York to Boston to St. Louis to San Francisco to Oakland to Los Angeles being the scene of demonstrations.