‘His life matters’: Protests sweep Sacramento after police fatally shot unarmed black man


Published time: 23 Mar, 2018 07:00

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Black Lives Matters demonstrators march in downtown Sacramento before the game between a Sacramento Kings and Atlanta Hawks. © Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports / Reuters

Huge protests have gripped Sacramento after a video of police fatally shooting an unarmed black man was released. The distressing footage which quickly went viral showed the moment officers mistook the man’s cell phone for a gun.

“It's not a gun, it's a phone,” the demonstrators who filled the streets of California’s capital on Thursday evening were heard chanting.

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