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Photos: Protesters Disrupt Community Forum, Kings Game

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 | Permalink

Capital Public Radio photographer Andrew Nixon documented a heated day in Sacramento Tuesday, as hundreds of people protesting the shooting of Stephon Clark by police voiced their frustration with the cops and city.

Around 3 p.m. demonstrators gathered outside the Sacramento County District Attorney's office. The family of Stephon Clark has called for the DA's office to bring criminal charges against the two officers who shot Clark.

Andrew nixon / Capital Public RadioBerry Accius of Voice of the Youth in Sacramento leads chants outside of the Sacramento County DA Office in Downtown Sacramento. Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

 

Andrew nixon / Capital Public RadioTanya Faison of Black Lives Matter. Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

 

From there, protesters walked to Sacramento City Hall for a community forum to discuss the shooting of Clark.

Hear voices from Tuesday's community forum

 

Andrew nixon / Capital Public RadioPeople line up for a security screening before entering Sacramento City Hall. Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

 

Andrew nixon / Capital Public RadioDemonstrators hand out shirts outside of City Hall. Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

 

Andrew nixon / Capital Public RadioMany people brought signs into the council chambers. Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

 

Andrew nixon / Capital Public RadioSome attendees chose to sit or kneel for the pledge of allegiance. Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

 

Though it started peacefully, Mayor Darrell Steinberg quickly called a recess after Ste'vonte Clark — Stephon Clark's brother —jumped on top of the dais and sat next to the mayor, yelling and chanting his brother's name. 

The forum resumed after a 15-minute break, but Steinberg would shut the forum down more than two hours early, citing safety concerns.

Listen as Ste'vonte Clark speaks at the community forum

 

Andrew nixon / Capital Public RadioMayor Darrell Steinberg starts the city council forum. Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

 

Andrew nixon / Capital Public RadioStephon Clark's brother, Ste'Vante Clark, addresses the city council. Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

 

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Andrew nixon / Capital Public RadioCity council attendees pray after Ste'vonte Clark's speech. Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

 

Andrew nixon / Capital Public RadioPeople hold out cell phones in an act of protest, yelling"Does this look like a gun to you?" Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

 

Outside the council chambers, those who couldn't get in to the community forum filled the City Hall lobby.

Hear reporter Bob Moffit's explain how the community forum was planned

 

Andrew nixon / Capital Public RadioDemonstrators fill up the lobby of City Hall. Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

 

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Andrew nixon / Capital Public RadioPublic comment played live on a screen in the lobby. Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

 

Some protesters returned to the Golden 1 Center, where they chanted "Shut it down!" and once again blocked fans from entering a Kings game.

Hear reporter Ezra David Romero's report from Golden 1

 

Andrew nixon / Capital Public RadioDemonstrators block the entrances to the Golden 1 Center. Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

 

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Andrew nixon / Capital Public RadioDemonstrators point cell phones at police. Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

 

Andrew nixon / Capital Public RadioAn argument erupts between someone wanting to enter the game (left) and a protester outside Golden 1 Center. Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

 

Andrew nixon / Capital Public RadioA man shouts "He (Stephon Clark) should have complied" to demonstrators while standing in front of a line of police outside Golden 1 Center. Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

 

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Two more days of protests are scheduled Wednesday and Thursday. Late Tuesday Mayor Steinberg announced that the cancelled community forum would not restart Wednesday, out of respect for the wake of Stephon Clark.

 Stephon Clark

Andrew Nixon

Multimedia Producer

Multimedia Producer Andrew Nixon illustrates CapRadio’s Web content with visual journalism including still photos and videos. He works in the news and information department, and on CapRadio’s documentary program, “The View From Here.”  Read Full Bio 

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