EMERYVILLE (CBS SF/KCBS) — Dozens of #BlackLivesMatter protesters forced Home Depot in Emeryville to close its doors for several hours Saturday.
The group was demanding answers about the February 3 shooting death of Yuvette Henderson, an Oakland woman shot and killed by two Emeryville officers.
Henderson was accused of shoplifting at Home Depot and trying to carjack motorists. Police said Henderson pointed a gun at them, but protesters don’t believe that. They want the store to release security tapes of the incident.
One protester told KCBS, “Home Depot has tapes of what happened both outside and inside the store and they are refusing to release them. We’re demanding that police forces, both private security and police forces on our street to stop terrorizing our people and stop militarizing our communities.”
According to the organizers, Henderson was shot with three different weapons, one of which was an AR 15 semi-automatic rifle.
About 100 people were gathered at the store. They chanted, played speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, and blocked the store entrances with fake crime scene tape.
The store was closed to the public for about 5 hours. Some customers told KCBS they were not happy about the inconvenience.