Hundreds of protesters rallied at Sacramento City Hall, shut down Interstate 5 and demonstrated outside the Sacramento Kings game Thursday to protest the police shooting death of a 22-year-old unarmed black man.
Police shot and killed Stephon Clark in the backyard of his grandparent’s home Sunday night. Officers were looking for a robbery suspect when they confronted him. The cops believed Clark had a gun, but he did not have a weapon.
Protesting outside of City Hall, Clinton Primm said he’d been friends with Clark for the past five years. He doesn't think peaceful protests are effective.
“I don’t know if ya’ll want to know what I want to do," Primm said. "Like I said, no justice, no peace. If we don’t get justice there will be no peace, point blank, period. That’s how I’m looking at it."
Protester Anthony Cain had met Clark before and expressed frustration with the police.