CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 21: Protestors block traffic on the I-85 (Interstate 85) during protests September 20, 2016 in Charlotte, NC. The protests began the previous night following the fatal shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott by a police officer at an apartment complex near UNC Charlotte. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 21: Protestors block traffic on the I-85 (Interstate 85) during protests September 20, 2016 in Charlotte, NC. The protests began the previous night following the fatal shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott by a police officer at an apartment complex near UNC Charlotte. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

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Glenn Reynolds, a conservative USA Today columnist, drew fire on Wednesday when he suggested that people should drive over protesters in Charlotte, North Carolina, who were blocking the highway.

“Run them down,” Reynolds tweeted along with a picture of the protesters. The protesters were out in force to decry the death of Keith Lamont Scott.

Reynolds’ Twitter account has since been suspended, but the tweet was preserved in screenshots and is prompting many people to call for his removal from USA Today as well as from the University of Tennessee, where he is a law professor.
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