Stephon Clarke Shooting: Protesters In Sacramento Block Golden 1 Center, Interstate 5

Protestors are rallying outside the Golden 1 Center in downtown Sacramento, California, after blocking Interstate 5, which caused traffic to be diverted on Thursday. They are protesting the death of Stephon Clarke, an African-American man, who was killed by a police officer in his grandparent’s backyard.

The angry protesters positioned themselves behind security at the arena, blocking the entrance to the Golden 1 Center, NBC affiliate KCRA reported. Fans are unable to get into the stadium to watch the game between the Sacramento Kings and the Atlanta Hawks, which is still “scheduled as planned,” the center tweeted.

Some of the protesters initially knocked down a few of the security gates chanting “let us in.” Tension ran high between the basketball fans and the protestors, as the former tried to force their way into the stadium.

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