Mission intersection blocked in protest of fatal police shootings
Published on May 26, 2018 at 06:28AM by By Sarah Ravani and Steve Rubenstein
About 50 people protesting fatal shootings by police blocked the street in front of the Mission District police station Friday night.
The protesters, standing in a circle at 17th and Valencia streets, chanted slogans and prevented cars from getting through the intersection. The police station was surrounded by metal barricades and about 20 officers stood outside the station, watching the crowd. The crowd protested the decision by District Attorney George Gascón on Thursday not to file charges against officers involved in the fatal 2015 shooting of Mario Woods and the fatal 2016 shooting of Luis Góngora Pat, two men who were carrying knives.