Police shooting on Market Street draws protest

Protesters gathered on Market Street Thursday night in response to a police shooting on Tuesday of a man reportedly armed...

Protesters gathered on Market Street Thursday night in response to a police shooting on Tuesday of a man reportedly armed with a knife.

Police discharged guns and non-lethal weapons at the man during the incident and a Sheriff’s deputy discharged a Taser before the man was taken into custody, according to police sources.

In addition to the shooting, protesters also called out the Board of Supervisors for approving a new contract deal with the San Francisco Police Officers Association, a police union often viewed as obstructing reform efforts. Activists had called for the Board to reject the contract, which includes deferred raises for police, in order to push for it to include provisions that would reduce the delay in implementing police reform.

The group marched from Market Street to Tenderloin Station, but were met by barricades and a line of police officers blocking the street.

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