Demonstrators protesting the fatal police shooting of Stephon Clark an unarmed black man in Sacramento blocked the entrances to a downtown basketball arena Thursday night amid chants of “black lives matter,” prompting police to shut down admission to a Sacramento Kings game.
The Sacramento Police Department — whose officers shot and killed Stephon Clark in his grandmother’s backyard Sunday night — said at 7:39 p.m. local time that no one else would be allowed into the game against the Atlanta Hawks “due to unforeseen circumstances around Golden 1 Center.”
The Sacramento Bee reported that hundreds of protesters had formed a human chain in front of arena doorways, preventing thousands of fans from entering, and leaving the seats inside the arena nearly empty
After the game, the team’s principal owner, Vivek Ranadive, addressed the few fans who had managed to enter the arena before the entrances were closed. He expressed sympathy to Clark’s family and said he recognized the public’s right to protest peacefully.
You can read about the incident and see both body cam footage and helicopter footage on our previous post.
(Source: Vice News, CBS News)
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