More Than 80 People Arrested During Stephon Clark Protest In Sacramento
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A reporter and several clergy members were among those detained.
More than 80 people were arrested in Sacramento, California, on Monday during a protest over Stephon Clark’s death. A reporter on assignment and several members of the clergy were also detained.
Clark, a 22-year-old black man, was shot dead by two Sacramento police officers in March 2018. He was unarmed, but the officers said they mistook his cellphone for a weapon. Prosecutors announced over the weekend that the two officers would not face criminal charges — a decision that sparked protests across the city.
On Monday evening, dozens of demonstrators took to the streets in East Sacramento. “Whose street? Our street! The people united will never be divided!” the protesters shouted as they marched through the area.
Police in riot gear lined the streets and reporters at the scene said tensions were palpable between the officers and the people demonstrating.
— Dale Kasler (@dakasler) March 5, 2019