Sacramento Bee reporter Dale Kasler was arrested on Monday evening reporting a protest by Stephon Clark in East Sacramento.
Kasler was handcuffed and taken away, while other reporters said Kasler was a member of the media. He had stood on the west side of the street, where several demonstrators had stood.
Kasler was released shortly after 11pm. After being detained for about an hour.
Kasler is a Bee reporter in his 23rd year after joining the newspaper in the Des Moines Register. He had a video stream on Facebook Live at the time of the arrest.
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. Pastor Les Simmons of the South Sacramento Christian Center was also arrested.
Simmons was closely associated with the Clark family and spoke briefly about Stephon Clark in his Sunday morning sermon. However, Clark & # 39; s mother Se'quette criticized Simmons on Monday for an interview with KCRA.
"Based on past experiences with Les Simmons and examples of his professional nature, the Clark family as a whole will never be able to relate to everything he does," she said.
Simmons charges were not immediately clear.
Monday night, more than 30 people were arrested after at least five cars had been transported, Captain Norm Leong said on Twitter.
Police spokesman Vance Chandler provided little information about the arrests of Simmons and Kasler.  "I do not have these details yet, I'm working to gather this information as this activity continues," said Chandler.
Another Bee employee, photographer Hector Amez cua was also involved in an incident when he reported the protest. When the police arrived to stop the protest, Amezcua was knocked down by an officer with a baton, damaging his camera. This has been observed by both on-the-spot legal observers and Bee journalists. Amezcua said he was not injured.
Rev. Shane Harris, who had flown to Sacramento on Saturday with Clark's girlfriend Salena Manni, was also detained on Monday night.
The arrests followed a protest march through the streets, starting small at a grocery store in East Sacramento. About 70 to 100 people gathered at 18:30 in the supermarket of Trader Joe on Folsom Boulevard. and began to march about 15 minutes later, singing, "Whose road? Our street? The people who are united will never be split!
Neighboring businesses such as The Other Side Restaurant and Tavern, Incredible Pets and Face & Body Emporium have closed early to escape the crowd. The police rallied outside the grocery store at 5:00 pm and blocked Folsom Boulevard as the march progressed.
"The location in the east of Sacramento was chosen because it is one of the richest neighborhoods in the city of Sacramento and is home to many influential leaders of the city and the state government," announced The Table Sacramento.
Some neighbors came out Dylan Holcomb, who went to see Trader Joe after hearing about the protest on Twitter, saw his four – year – old daughter, Eloise, crouching on his shoulders and saying he had no problem with the Protesters gathered in the overcrowded parking lot of Trader Joe.
"I support every peaceful protest of a Sacramento citizen," said Holcomb. "I think if you make a statement, you have to do it in a fairly crowded area."  Support of Local Journalism
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