Demonstrators gather for 6th straight day of protesting police killings

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The sixth night of protests in Sacramento started at Cesar Chavez Plaza and ended at the State Capitol Wednesday.

Shortly after Stevante Clark took to the stage, the bulk of the protesters left.

The Anti-Police Terror Project Sacramento hosted a gathering earlier in the afternoon.

Some sang and played music while others shared their thoughts.

“I think this is a really restorative action that’s happening right now,” Stephon Clark’s God Aunt Fatemah Martinez told FOX40 “A way to voice their opinions. They don’t have an outlet. I really appreciate people coming out here and being peaceful. But no justice, no peace.”

Then in mass, they left to march to the Capitol.

Several hundred protesters confronted the entourage of California Highway Patrol officers, saying the names of those who died in police custody and chanting “take a knee” all in reverence for George Floyd.

“Once police officers start seeing that we’re taking accountability into our own measures, maybe that will stop them fom killing innocent black men, women, children, trans women, trans men, all of that,” said Curtis G. Capitol.

“Our family is mixed with every race, black, Mexican and white,” said Chris Smith.

“So, it’s important to let her know that everybody’s equal,” said Melinda Smith. “It doesn’t matter what color you are. My brothers and sisters are all half-black. He has Filipino cousins. This is history. So, it’s important for our kids to know that.”


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