- Associated Press - Thursday, May 5, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Dozens of protesters disrupted a San Francisco police committee meeting a day after hundreds marched on City Hall in support of five hunger strikers demanding the dismissal of the city’s police chief.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported (http://tinyurl.com/z7tdly4 ) that commissioners recessed the Wednesday night meeting for two hours after protesters continued to loudly chant for the firing of Chief Greg Suhr, who was in attendance.

Demonstrators have called for the chief’s removal since the Dec. 2 fatal police shooting of a young man who refused commands to drop the knife he was holding.

Five activists on Thursday began their 15th day of refusing solid food as they camp out in front of a police station.

Mayor Ed Lee says he supports the chief and the reforms introduced to reduce police shootings.


Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, http://www.sfgate.com



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