Protesters break into Walmart after shutting down part of I-85

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Protesters headed to the Walmart on N. Tryon in the University area after shutting down Interstate-85 at WT Harris Blvd. early Wednesday morning following the shooting death of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott. 

Officers in riot gear blocked the entry to Walmart after it was broken into. Employees could be seen sweeping up shattered glass at the front entrance.

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One employee told FOX 46 Charlotte some technology was stolen including, a flat screen television and iPads.

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Walmart is using pallets to block the front entrance and grocery carts to block the parking lot.

Deputy Chief Vicki Foster sent officer in riot gear home to prepare for the next day.

Walmart made the following statement to FOX 46 Charlotte: “What happened last night is disheartening. We’re glad all of our associates are safe. We’re continuing to work with police to follow the situation and determine when our store will re-open.”

Check back with FOX 46 Charlotte for updates.