Anti-Police Shooting Protest Block Streets In San Francisco’s Mission District

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Protesters have marched from the Civic Center to the Mission District in San Francisco Thursday evening, blocking streets as they move through the city.

The group of perhaps 100 people, which is accompanied by a police escort, is carrying signs referencing the shooting of Alex Nieto by San Francisco police in Bernal Heights on March 21 and other police shootings.

The marchers gathered in the Civic Center earlier Thursday evening as part of a protest in response to the Aug. 9 police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, an incident that has triggered unrest around the country.

A vigil marking the 5-month anniversary of Nieto’s shooting was planned in Bernal Heights at 7 p.m. Thursday, but it is unclear whether the protesters on Valencia are connected to that event.

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