SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Latest news about the protests about the killing of an unarmed black man (all times are local):
Police handcuffs close to downtown Sacramento, the hotel in front of the door to stop protesters from entering as they march against the recent killing of an unarmed black man.
Capital Public Radio reports demonstrators had a brief confrontation with the police outside the hotel. The scuffle came during the fourth hour of a protest that began near the town Hall and the sequel through the middle of streets blocking traffic.
The protest has largely remained quiet, with the leaders of the Black Lives From Sacramento to help diffuse tensions. Protesters and police had a brief stand-off in the vicinity of a ramp to the highway before protesters went a different direction.
They call for justice for the 22-year-old Stephon Clark, who was shot March 18 by the police who were responding to a call of someone breaking car windows. An autopsy commissioned by Clark’s family and released Friday shows the police shot him in the back.
Calls for justice and against two police officers who fatally shot an unarmed black man will not decrease in California’s capital city after an autopsy showed Stephon Clark was shot in the back.
The findings by the pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu counter of the department of story, that Clark was approaching the officers when he was killed.
A few hundred protesters marched through the streets of downtown Friday for the fourth night in a row, after a meeting at a South Sacramento church with several Sacramento Kings players.
Another rally is planned for Saturday afternoon, an hour before the Sacramento Kings-Golden State Warriors game will bring thousands of fans in the centre of the arena, that protesters have twice blocked.
Clark was killed March 18.