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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte lifted its midnight curfew, a sign of the possible calming of the unrest that’s gripped North Carolina’s largest city since the shooting death of a black man by police last week.

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A weekend without street violence was highlighted with the city hosting the NFL game between the Carolina Panthers and the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department deploy outside of Bank of America Stadium prior to the game between the Carolina Panthers and the Minnesota Vikings(Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department deploy outside of Bank of America Stadium prior to the game between the Carolina Panthers and the Minnesota Vikings(Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

In a statement Sunday evening, Mayor Jennifer Roberts says that effective immediately the curfew imposed is terminated. A midnight to 6 a.m. curfew has been in effect since Thursday after the protests turned violent, and National Guardsmen have been stationed throughout downtown each night.

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Protests continued for a sixth day since 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott was shot and killed Tuesday after a confrontation with Charlotte police. The first two nights were violent, with more than a dozen police officers injured.

Protesters tried to block traffic on Interstate 277 through the city’s downtown Sunday night. Authorities said one protester was struck by a police all-terrain vehicle, but 26-year-old Donnell Jones of Missouri wasn’t hurt. He was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

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