UPDATE: The crowd that had demonstrated in front of El Cajon Police Headquarters earlier today, moved into the streets, blocking some, and confronting police who were trying to prevent demonstrators from marching onto SR-67.
A crowd of people angry over the shooting death of an unarmed black man in El Cajon has blocked streets and come face to face with uniformed law enforcement officers in San Diego’s East County.
Protesters holding signs walked in between cars traveling in the opposite direction along Broadway.
Wednesday morning, two hundred demonstrators protested yesterday’s shooting by El Cajon Police of Alfred Olangol, an unarmed African-American with a history of mental illness.
The protest began with a press conference, and as speakers denounced the incident, at least a dozen television cameras captured the event in front of the El Cajon police headquarters. A good number of national media were on hand, as this incident has become national news, falling into a too-familiar pattern of shootings of Black men by police, such as those recent killings in Tulsa and Charlotte.