Sacramento Mourns, Protests Fatal Police Shooting of Stephon Clark

In Sacramento, crowds have been gathering almost daily to demand justice for Stephon Clark, an unarmed black man fatally shot by police in his grandmother's backyard on March 18. Protesters have disrupted a city council meeting, blocked a freeway and roads downtown and repeatedly blocked fans from entering the arena for Kings NBA games. The officers who shot the 22-year-old Clark said they shot at him 20 times because they believed he was armed, though he was holding only a cellphone.

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Mourners hug before funeral services for Stephon Clark at Bayside Of South Sacramento Church, known as BOSS Church, in Sacramento, Calif., March 29, 2018.
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Rev. Al Sharpton, left, hugs Stevante Clark while speaking at the funeral services for Stevante's brother Stephon Clark in Sacramento, Calif., March 29, 2018.
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Stephon Clark's brother Stevante Clark speaks during a protest outside the office of Sacramento district attorney Anne Schubert on March 28, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif.
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Black Lives Matter protesters block a bus as they march through the streets during a demonstration on March 28, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif.
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Mourners leave a wake for Stephon Clark at the BOSS Church on March 28, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif.
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Attendees hold signs during a special city council meeting at Sacramento City Hall on March 27, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. Hundreds packed the meeting to address the shooting death of Stephon Clark.
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Sacramento police officers in riot gear block the entrance to a city council meeting at Sacramento City Hall on March 27, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif.
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Stephon Clark's brother Stevante Clark protests the fatal police shooting of his brother during a special city council meeting at Sacramento City Hall on March 27, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif.
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Stevante Clark stands on a desk as he shouts the name of his brother Stephon Clark during the Sacramento city council meeting on March 27, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif.
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Sequita Thompson, center, breaks down during a press conference addressing the March 18 shooting death of her grandson, Stephon Clark,, on March 26, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. Thompson was accompanied by Clark's uncle, Kurtis Gordon, left, and attorney Ben Crump, right.
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Boston Celtics players wear T-shirts in memory of Stephon Clark before the start of an NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings in Sacramento, Calif., March 25, 2018. The front of the shirts say: "Accountability. We Are One."
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A Black Lives Matter protester holds a sign as he sits on his car, blocking an intersection during a demonstration on March 23, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif.
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A Black Lives Matter protester holds a photo of Stephon Clark in front of a California Highway Patrol officer as they block an entrance to Interstate 5 during a demonstration on March 23, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif.
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Black Lives Matter protesters chant as they block the entrance to the Golden 1 Center during a demonstration on March 22, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif.
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Andre Young, who says he is a cousin of shooting victim Stephon Clark, holds his head in his hands during a demonstration, March 22, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif.
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Protester Anita Ross holds a photo of shooting victim Stephon Clark, March 22, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif.
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