Several hundred protesters took to the streets in the suburbs of San Diego (California) El Cajone to take part in a protest after the murder by police of an unarmed black man, reports NBC 7</u>.
The demonstrators chanted slogans: “No COP-killers”, “black Life matters” and “No to violence”. The rally was peaceful, the protesters, closely watched by the police.
Police officers fatally shot 38-year-old Alfred Okwaro of Olango on Tuesday, September 27. According to press reports, Olango, who was born in Uganda and immigrated to the United States in 1991 at the age of 12 years, suffered from a mental disorder.
The police later reported that the guards arrived on a call to the restaurant. On the phone “911” call was received, from which it became known that a black man behaving inappropriately on the street – out on the roadway, preventing the passage of vehicles and endangering themselves and drivers.
According to some, in rescue service said the woman, who introduced themselves as sister African American. The woman told the dispatcher that my brother has mental problems and he’s unarmed.
The man refused to obey the demands of police officers. When the police tried to detain the offender, he took from his pocket an object and sent it to the authorities. One of the police officers immediately opened fire, the other used a stun gun. Of olango died on the same day in the hospital a few hours after the incident.
According to CNN, it was later revealed that the subject, which of Olango sent to the police, was electronic cigarette. When the man opened fire, he allegedly stood with his hands raised, according to the press.
Protests began the same day. Activists demand that was published video of the incident, and urge the authorities to conduct a fair investigation. Meanwhile, two police officers who took part in the incident, has been suspended from work for as long as the investigation is not over.
Over the past months in the USA, there have been several cases of murders of blacks by police. The most resonant cases in the States of Missouri, Maryland and new York. In connection with the incidents in the USA, there were thousands of protests, in some areas they turned into riots.
In only three weeks, there have been three such murders, including the shooting of Olango. Last week was murdered 43-year-old African American Keith Lamont Scott at Charlotte (North Carolina). In connection with the murder in the city, there were mass actions of protest.
Another similar incident happened in Oklahoma. There’s a policewoman Betty Shelby shot and killed an unarmed 40-year-old African American Terence Crutcher during detention. The murder occurred on the evening of 16 September in Tulsa.