04:49 GMT04 December 2020
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    Officers with the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) have met local demonstrators in the Washington, DC, area with tear gas and other crowd-control weapons amid protests in connection with the electric scooter crash death of a 20-year-old.

    Demonstrations began Tuesday evening around the MPD's 4th District Station, where a window was broken. 

    MPD officers were later seen deploying tear gas and flash-bang grenades against demonstrators. 

    A Sputnik correspondent on the scene confirmed around 8:40 p.m. local time that officers stationed at the Walmart in the area had cordoned off a portion of Georgia Avenue and "have been periodically unloading flash-bangs and huge plumes of pepper spray." 

    The ongoing protests in DC follow a Friday night crash involving a scooter operated by 20-year-old Karon Hylton and a vehicle in Northwest DC's Brightwood Park neighborhood. 

    Hylton was hospitalized on Friday and later died on Monday. 

    Citing the MPD, NBC Washington reported officers attempted to stop Hylton around 10:10 p.m. local time on October 23 after they saw him riding an electric scooter without a helmet. He then went down an alley and "collided " with a vehicle near the 700 block of Kennedy Street. 

    Family members, including Hylton's mother, and others close to the 20-year-old victim are demanding to see the body camera footage from the officers involved in the Friday incident.

    Hylton's grieving mother was reportedly one of several civilians maced by MPD officers Tuesday evening. 

    Hylton's daughter turned 3 months old on Monday, the same day of his death. 

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