- Title: Protests in California after fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man
- Date: 29th September 2016
- Summary: EL CAJON, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 28, 2016) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS AT SHOOTING SCENE VARIOUS OF TRUMP SUPPORTER PROVOKING THE CROWD BEING TOLD TO LEAVE AND THEN CHASED BY PROTESTERS PROTESTERS MARCHING PROTESTER WITH "WE SHED TEARS THE PICS SHED OUR BLOOD" SIGN PROTESTERS MARCHING ON STREET (SOUNDBITE) (ENGLISH) PROTESTER, WHITE SCOTT, SAYING: "We've been trying to come up with peaceful solutions to this, it's like terrorists acts on the black community and we're tired of it and we're tired of being tired." (SOUNDBITE) (ENGLISH) PROTESTER, KATE LIVERMAN, SAYING: "These are human beings and they're getting killed, I mean this is something that everyone should be doing right now, everyone out there, come up, say something." (SOUNDBITE) (ENGLISH) PROTESTER, EMMA KAILY, SAYING: "When you have privileges you should make sure that you provide for other people who do not have privilege." (SOUNDBITE) (ENGLISH) PROTESTER, TINA, SAYING: "White people in America need to actually accept that there is still racism in this country and need to do something about it. If they do not accept it or do something about it then nothing is going to change." (SOUNDBITE) (ENGLISH) PROTESTER, ISAAC ALI, SAYING: "It's not just about how I'm feeling about it, it is about how America feels about it because police are terrorizing America, each and every state, they're killing people each and every corner. This is the time when America needs to look into it, this is not ISIS in the Middle East, we have one here, police are a terrorist, killing people more than ISIS, that's what we need to look at it really careful." (SOUNDBITE) (ENGLISH) PROTESTER, JOHN BENAVIDES, SAYING: "Like if you take a look at me, automatically you think negative, but you gotta get to know a person and see that we are all human." (SOUNDBITE) (SPANISH) PROTESTER, JAEL BIZCARRA, SAYING: "Why do we come together? Because of an ethical principle, anti-racism, because I believe in democracy, but I don't believe on how democracy is ran in the United States, it's a racist democracy, based in slavery and we can't allow these things to happen in 2016 and that they continue murdering black people, color people, is not possible." VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS MARCHING IN FRONT OF POLICE OFFICERS PROTESTER WITH "RETURN THE CELL PHONE RELEASE THE VIDEO NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW ACCOUNTABILITY MATTERS" SIGN VARIOUS OF POLICE OFFICERS AND PROTESTERS PAN FROM PROTESTER ADDRESSING THE POLICE OFFICERS TO POLICE OFFICERS CLOSE UP OF POLICE OFFICERS PROTESTER TALKING TO POLICE POLICE CARS ARRIVING AT SHOOTING SCENE PROTESTERS CHANTING AND DANCING ON THE STREET
- Embargoed: 14th October 2016 06:55
- Keywords: El Cajon California police El Cajon Police Department Alfred Olango shooting officer involved shooting
- Location: EL CAJON, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES
- City: EL CAJON, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Crime/Law/Justice
- Reuters ID: LVA00151MA72F
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Protests continued after dark on Wednesday (September 28) with hundreds of people marching from the shooting scene to City Hall - about a mile and a half away - and back again, shouting the fatal shooting victim's name, taunting police and occasionally disrupting traffic in El Cajon in southern California.
A Trump supporter wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat who was provoking the crowd of protesters was chased away before the group marched on through the night staging a boisterous but peaceful rally near the site of Ugandan-born Alfred Olango's death.
"We've been trying to come up with peaceful solutions to this, it's like terrorists acts on the black community and we're tired of it and we're tired of being tired," said protester White Scott.
Civil rights activists and several hundred protesters gathered outside the police department during the day, chanting "murder," "justice for Alfred Olango" and "black lives matter."
"It's not just about how I'm feeling about it, it is about how America feels about it because police are terrorizing America, each and every state, they're killing people each and every corner. This is the time when America needs to look into it, this is not ISIS in the Middle East, we have one here, police are a terrorist," added protester Isaac Ali.
Tuesday's mid-afternoon shooting unfolded after two officers responded to several calls about a mentally unstable person walking in traffic and confronted the man behind a restaurant in the San Diego suburb of El Cajon, according to police.
One policeman opened fire with his service pistol and his partner simultaneously fired a Taser stun gun when the man pulled an object from his pocket and took aim at them in a "shooting stance," according to police. No weapon from the man, however, was recovered at the scene, police said. The object he was said to be carrying was not specified.
The shooting came days after two black men were killed by police in questionable circumstances in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Tulsa, Oklahoma, igniting demonstrations decrying racial bias by U.S. law enforcement. Authorities imposed a state of emergency and a curfew to quell unrest in Charlotte.
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