Activists block Golden 1 Center entrance to protest Stephon Clark shooting
Protestors, bystanders and Kings fans made these Snapchat video posts during the protests of the Stephon Clark shooting at Golden 1 Center and Interstate 5 in Sacramento on Thursday.
The dramatic protests shut down the freeway during the evening commute hour, and then moved to Golden 1 Center to block most ticket holders from entering the arena for the Kings game against the Atlanta Hawks.
In the end, there were no arrests and little violence, aside from a few scuffles.
The demonstrators were protesting Sunday’s fatal police shooting of Stephon Clark, 22, who was holding only a cellphone when two Sacramento police officers fired 20 rounds at him in the backyard of his grandparents’ home. The officers believed Clark was a burglary suspect who was armed, authorities said.