Ferguson, Alex Nieto Protests Block Streets in Mission District

Protestors have marched from the Civic Center to the Mission District in San Francisco this 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 this 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. today, but it is unclear whether the protestors on Valencia are connected to that event.

Bay City News

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