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Sacramento sees more protests after the fatal shooting of unarmed black man

Protests continued in Sacramento, Calif., on Friday, following Sunday’s fatal police shooting of the 22-year-old Stephon Clark.

Around 3 a.m., California Highway Patrol officers prevent protesters from entering Interstate 5.

This turned out to be very chaotic very soon @FOX40 #StephonClark pic.twitter.com/uyLygC9PIy

— Sara Zendehnam (@szendehnam) March 24, 2018

A day earlier, protesters shut down the I-5 in the afternoon commute and delayed the start of a pro basketball game in the city is the center of sports arena.

Although there is no violence occurred, tensions remained high between protesters and the police, as crowds moved from the Tower Bridge and then to the state Capitol and finally to the streets of downtown Sacramento-a route of about four kilometres, FOX 40 reported.

The protesters shouted slogans like, “Whose streets? Our street!” and “No justice! No peace!” Some, reportedly, climbed on top and pounded on a parked patrol vehicles while others tried to prevent the tension from escalating.

At least one of the protesters arrested for allegedly breaking a window on a commuter bus, FOX 40 reported.

It is 11:45 and this is what Florin and 29 looks like now. The street is open again and the protest has ended. @FOX40 pic.twitter.com/SGsxAmnpHV

— Sara Zendehnam (@szendehnam) March 24, 2018

A vigil was held to commemorate the death of Clark, who died in a hail of police gunfire Sunday night in the dark backyard of the house where he is staying with his grandparents. The police says that they thought he was pointing a gun, but they find only a mobile phone in the near.

Before midnight of the protests had largely fizzled out and the police reopened the streets. Some of the protesters reportedly cheered as police drove away.

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