Protests have been held in South Carolina over the fatal shooting of an unarmed man as he ran away from police.

Officer Michael Slager was charged with murder and sacked after video emerged of him shooting Walter Scott multiple times in the back following a scuffle.

He was arrested when authorities reviewed mobile phone video of the shooting, which took place on Saturday.

The incident has been widely condemned, and the US Department of Justice and the FBI are investigating.

Cries of “Black lives matter!” rang out as about 50 protesters joined local politicians outside City Hall in North Charleston on Wednesday morning.

“We cannot sit still and be quiet anymore. This is our season to speak!” said one woman who commanded the crowd’s attention.


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