Demonstrators continue peaceful protests against the shooting death of a black man by police in El Cajon, California. Julie Noce reports.
Peaceful protests continue in El Cajon over shooting death
Demonstrators marched for a second night of peaceful protests in El Cajon, California.
The fatal shooting of 38-year-old Alfred Olango on Tuesday prompted outrage from residents who say the incident is the latest example of police violence against black men.
As protesters gathered for the start of the march, a Donald Trump supporter in a “Make America Great Again” hat began taunting the crowds …. and was eventually chased away.
Protesters said their ability to cope with the continued fatal police shootings of black men in the U.S. is reaching a fever pitch.
(SOUNDBITE) (ENGLISH) UNIDENTIFIED PROTESTER 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.”
The shooting happened Tuesday afternoon near a strip mall in El Cajon. Police said they were responding to a call about a man walking in and out of traffic.
When they arrived on the scene, they asked Olango to put his arms up, but police said he drew something from his pocket, and pointed it at police.
At that time officers open fire with both a gun and a Taser stun gun.
Police would not confirm what Olango was holding but said there was no weapon recovered at the scene.