Watch: Police Help Charlotte Business Owners Clean Up Riot Damage

Police officers in Charlotte, North Carolina stood guard Thursday morning and helped local business owners clean up from damage they sustained during violent riots on Wednesday night.

Images shared on social media revealed local businesses vandalized, with their windows broken and merchandise looted as rioters overshadowed “Black Lives Matter” protests. Demonstrators were marching over the death of Keith Lamont Scott, a black man shot and killed by a black police officer.

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 22: A crew works to remove broken glass from the front entry of the Hilton Garden Inn after rioters made their way through the area bashing glass and looting businesses while protesting the death of Keith Scott September 22, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Scott, who was black, was shot and killed at an apartment complex near UNC Charlotte by police officers, who say they warned Scott to drop a gun he was allegedly holding. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

CHARLOTTE, NC – SEPTEMBER 22: A crew works to remove broken glass from the front entry of the Hilton Garden Inn after rioters made their way through the area bashing glass and looting businesses while protesting the death of Keith Scott September 22, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

 

On Thursday, police officers stood outside looted businesses with weapons drawn and also helped store owners pick up debris.

Police stand by a damaged storefront stemming from overnight protests following Tuesday's police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016. Charlotte's police chief said Thursday he plans to show video of an officer shooting Scott to his family, but the video won't be immediately released to the public. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Police stand by a damaged storefront stemming from overnight protests in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

A woman emerges from a storefront following damage from overnight protests stemming from Tuesday's police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

(AP Photo/Gerry Broome)


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