Hundreds of people have joined the funeral of an unarmed African-American man shot dead by police in the capital of the US state of California.
The public service in California’s capital Sacramento became a rallying cry for justice in the face of police violence against African-Americans.
Civil rights activist Al Sharpton delivered an angry, rousing speech at the occasion.
Sharpton noted that White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders, when asked by reporters on Wednesday why President Donald Trump had not addressed the incident, had called Clark’s killing a “local matter.”
“This is not a local matter,” Sharpton shouted. “They have been killing young black men all over the country, and we are here to say that we are going to stand with Stephon Clark and his family.”
Police chased and fired 20 rounds at 22-year-old Stephon Clark, fearing that he was carrying a weapon.
Police said video of the fatal shooting, captured by body cameras worn by…