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Charlotte seeks return of normalcy amidst civil unrest

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Boarded up business on E. Trade Street in Charlotte. (FOX Carolina/ 9/23/16) Boarded up business on E. Trade Street in Charlotte. (FOX Carolina/ 9/23/16)
E.Trade Street in Charlotte. (FOX Carolina/ 9/23/16) E.Trade Street in Charlotte. (FOX Carolina/ 9/23/16)
CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX Carolina) -

It looked like business as usual for the Queen City on Friday with residents back on the streets heading to work and restaurants reopened.

Pockets of boarded up businesses, however, still stand as a reminder of the chaos that broke out in Charlotte this week.

There are also signs of hope. Aaron Gordon stood on the corner of E. Trade Street with a sign that read "equality and justice for all."

"Violence is not the answer," Gordon said. "We have to put protection around this city."

In a call for transparency, peaceful protests filled the streets of Charlotte Thursday night. Those who marched through the street say they wanted dash cam and body cam footage released in the police-involved shooting that took the life of Keith Scott, Tuesday.

"There are a lot of other factors that have to support and corroborate even what you might visually see." Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney said.

During protests on Wednesday night, a civilian was shot and killed. Police arrested Rayquan Borum in the shooting death of protester Justin Carr.

"I'm still optimistic. I'm still proud of our city. I'm still proud of our community," said Putney.

The Mayor of Charlotte, Jennifer Roberts, ordered a curfew after two nights of violent protests. Roberts said the curfew which is from midnight to 6 a.m.will stand until further notice.

"We got intelligence through our Intel unit that there was a violent group coming out of South Carolina coming up here to join protests," Putney said. "This curfew is a tool that allows us to adjust enforcement at the discretion of our law enforcement officials."

Investigators hope a new day will continue to bring peace.

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