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    The Sacramento City Council meeting Tuesday night ended abruptly after homeless rights activists spoke out and refused to refrain from applauding during the meeting. Councilman Rick Jennings, who was running the meeting in Mayor Kevin Johnson’s absence, issued a warning to protesters who spoke out of turn. He then adjourned the meeting after some in the audience continued to raise their voices.

The Sacramento City Council meeting Tuesday night ended abruptly after homeless rights activists spoke out and refused to refrain from applauding during the meeting. Councilman Rick Jennings, who was running the meeting in Mayor Kevin Johnson’s absence, issued a warning to protesters who spoke out of turn. He then adjourned the meeting after some in the audience continued to raise their voices. Ryan Lillis The Sacramento Bee
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Ryan Lillis has covered the city of Sacramento, its 108 neighborhoods and its politicians since 2008. Prior to that, he covered crime at The Sacramento Bee. A native of upstate New York, Lillis has a journalism degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

Contact Lillis at rlillis@sacbee.com or 916-321-1085. Twitter: @Ryan_Lillis.