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Photos: Black Lives Matter, Law Enforcement Supporters Demonstrate At Police Convention In Sacramento

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 | Permalink

Black Lives Matter and pro-law enforcement demonstrators converged Tuesday outside an annual California Peace Officers Association event at the Sacramento Convention Center. CapRadio photojournalist Andrew Nixon was there to document as police shut down J Street at 13th Street due to the protests.

At one point, the two groups broke out into heated arguments, prompting police to form a line between them. Elsewhere, demonstrators laid out purple coffins, symbolizing those killed by police.

The BLM protest had been planned to mark six months since the fatal police shooting of Stephon Clark in Sacramento. Other demonstrators had come to show support for law enforcement following the death of Sacramento Sheriff’s Deputy Mark Stasyuk, who was shot along with four others at an incident Monday afternoon in Rancho Cordova. Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones on Monday urged pro-police activists to show up at the convention center.

Black Lives Matter demonstrators lie in purple coffins during a protest in front of the Sacramento Convention Center on the six-month anniversary of the fatal police shooting of Stephon Clark, Tuesday, September 18, 2018.Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

 

Media surround Stephon Clark’s grandmother, Sequita Thompson, as she speaks near the convention center.Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio
Protesters and counter-protesters argue heatedly.Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

 

Police form a line between Black Lives Matter and pro-law enforcement protesters outside of the Sacramento Convention Center, where a police convention was held on Tuesday, September 18, 2018.Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

 

Black Lives Matter protesters lay out purple coffins to symbolize those killed by police officers.Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

 

Black Lives Matter protesters demonstrate in downtown Sacramento.Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

 

Clergy and Black Lives Matter members in front of the Sacramento Convention Center.Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

 

Black Lives Matter protesters march through downtown Sacramento.Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

 

Black Lives Matter protesters marching up J Street back toward the Sacramento Convention Center where their protest marking the six-month anniversary of Stephon Clark's death began.Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

 

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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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