Warning, graphic content: Protesters interrupt city council
Raw video shows protesters demanding Justice for the death of Stephon Clark in Sacramento meeting of the city council.
Protesters in California upset Sacramento city council meeting Tuesday night amid calls for justice after Stephon Clark, an unarmed black man, was fatally shot by police last week.
Clark’s brother, Stevante, together with other protesters, present at the 5 p.m. meeting, which began with a minute of silence for the 22-year-old Clark and was intended to be his death.
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Chaos broke out as protesters banged on windows and shouted “Stephon Clark!” in the town hall rooms — and at a given moment, Stevante Clark jumped on stage and shouted “shut the f— up to Mayor Darrell Steinberg, according to the Sacramento Bee.
Stevante Clark, the brother of #StephonClark, taunts Sacramento @Mayor_Steinberg as he disrupts a city council meeting on #Sacramemto town Hall. The special meeting of the council was held for the killing of Stephon Clark by @SacPolice #BlackLivesMatter @GettyImagesNews pic.twitter.com/ry5rAJaees
— Justin Sullivan (@sullyfoto) March 28, 2018
Protesters quickly from the Hall to the Golden 1 Center, home of the Sacramento Kings, and blocked the entrance to the Tuesday evening game against the Dallas Mavericks, just a few days after a similar protest also blocked fans from entering the city centre coming from the Kings’ game against the Atlanta Hawks.
The basketball team tweeted that the security protocols are determined and arena entrances will be temporarily closed” in the middle of the protests, but noted the game starts at the scheduled time.
Hundreds of #StephonClark protesters blocking thousands of Kings fans in the @Golden1Center @FOX40 pic.twitter.com/Km7CcM1bEm
— Doug Johnson (@DougJohnsonFX40) March 28, 2018
A look at the Golden 1 Center as the game goes on with the protesters outside. pic.twitter.com/9fEoWJ65JQ
— James Ham (@James_HamNBCS) March 28, 2018
Activists from the Black Lives Matter and other groups on Thursday also protested outside the arena, blocking the entrance for the game.
Players of the Kings and the Boston Celtics on Sunday wore T-shirts with Clark’s name, along with the phrase: “Accountability. We are one.”
Accountability. We Are One. #StephonClark pic.twitter.com/123y5etYdE
— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) March 25, 2018
Clark was fatally shot March 18, in the backyard of the house of the family after Sacramento police officers in the war his cell phone for a “tool bar”.
Two officers were responding to a call of someone breaking car windows, when they saw Clark and he believed that he it was that the thing in his hand for allegedly moving it up for him, while promoting the direction of the police.
Stephon Clark, 22, was fatally shot by police in Sacramento, California, on March 18, after being in the war of the mobile phone in his hand for a “tool bar”.
The police said that the officers believed that the object was a gun, and, out of fear for their lives, opened fire.
“He would not want for us to be sad, but to come together,” brother Stevante Clark said of Stephon at a wake held in the last week. “He was a good man. He always had jokes for everybody.”
Fox News’ Dan Gallo and Gerren Keith Gaynor contributed to this report.
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