Published time: 18 Oct, 2016 05:17Edited time: 18 Oct, 2016 05:18
Protesters have taken to the streets of El Cajon, California, after the shooting of African-American man Alfred Olango by police and the removal of a memorial to the dead man. Officers have described the situation as “civil unrest.”
Demonstrators gathered in the San Diego suburb at around 6pm on Monday, according to El Cajon Police.
Footage posted on social media showed protesters gathered while police stood guard.
Another video showed officers marching toward the demonstration.
Reports have claimed some of the protesters are armed, citing information obtained through a police scanner.
Protestors out with guns…. Everyone in El Cajon stay safe.
— Baylee Ruiz (@missbayleelynn) October 18, 2016
Some citizens told local news outlet NBC 7 that the demonstration was called because a memorial for Olango, set up near the restaurant where he was killed last month, was taken down on Sunday.
Police are asking motorists to avoid Broadway and N. Mollison Avenue, where the protest is taking place.
Traffic Advisory – Protest Activity in the area of Broadway and Mollison. Please avoid the area if possible.
— El Cajon Police (@elcajonpolice) October 18, 2016
Source: Word News