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The parents of a man who died after crashing a scooter while allegedly being chased by police in Washington D.C. were pepper-sprayed by officers during Tuesday night’s unrest, a local activist said.

According to Anthony Lorenzo Green, an Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner and a Black Lives Matter organizer, the parents of 20-year-old Karon Hylton were pepper-sprayed by police on Tuesday night.

A Metropolitan Police Department spokesperson did not immediately respond to a Fox News inquiry seeking confirmation of the allegation.

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“Just so everyone knows. @DCPoliceDept pepper-sprayed the mother and father of #KaronHylton tonight,” Green wrote in an expletive-laced tweet posted shortly before 9 p.m. He later added that Metropolitan police “pepper-sprayed this grieving mother!!! You killed her son, then attacked her!”

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Green later retweeted a photograph of what appears to show the woman keeled over.

Hylton, a Black man, was riding a Revel electric moped without a helmet along a sidewalk on Kennedy Street NW shortly after 10 p.m. Friday, police previously said in a Tuesday press release.

“Officers activated their emergency lights and attempted to make a traffic stop,” police added. “When the moped exited an alley … the moped collided with a passenger vehicle that was traveling on Kennedy Street.”

Police provided first aid until emergency medical responders arrived on the scene. Hylton was taken to an area hospital but later died.

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Protests flared in Washington D.C., as well as several other parts of the nation, following the recent deaths of Hylton and Walter Wallace Jr., a 27-year-old Black man from Philly.

Demonstrators in Washington D.C. allegedly smashed the windows of a local police station and threw bricks and rocks at officers, officials confirmed.

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One person was arrested and at least four police officers suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Fox News’ Lucas Manfredi contributed to this report.

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