Charlotte girl sobs over police shootings
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Girl rebukes Charlotte mayor over police shootings

A young African-American girl has delivered a tearful plea about police shootings to city officials in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Zianna Oliphant, who is nine years old, said: "It's a shame that our fathers and mothers are killed and we can't even see them any more. It's a shame that we have to go to that graveyard and bury them."

At Monday night's city council meeting, residents demanded the resignations of Mayor Jennifer Roberts, who is white, and the African-American police chief, Kerr Putney.

The city council meeting follows the fatal shooting last week of a black man, Keith Lamont Scott, who was shot by a black police officer.

  • 27 Sep 2016