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Thu Jan 14 2016 (Updated 02/07/16)
Protesters Disrupt SF Mayor Ed Lee's Inauguration Over Police Killings
Cops Kettle Community Members Inside of SF City Hall During Police Brutality Demonstration
On January 8, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee’s 2016 inauguration was disrupted by protesters calling for the firing of Police Chief Greg Suhr. Demonstrators continue to call for justice following the notable police shootings of Alex Nieto and Mario Woods, which have traumatized the community in San Francisco.

Edwin M. Lee was sworn in as Mayor for another term. The ceremony was held inside City Hall and the public was invited. Lee narrowly won the 2015 election, and many in the community are furious that he is their Mayor, again, with the recent incidents of police brutality disrupting the community.

D. Boyer writes: The protesters staged outside City Hall and developed their strategy. Many had signs, but they were small and easily hidden. It appeared that most of the protesters gathered on the second floor, but they moved around a lot. The protester's were often kettled by police with riot gear on, or by the sheriff’s. The protesters who were deemed too loud or extremely disruptive were grabbed and escorted away from the scene. At least 5 protesters were taken away, and some were arrested. During the inauguration screams from protesters could be heard throughout the whole building, and throughout the whole ceremony, so it seemed to be effectively disrupted.

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Previous Related Coverage: Black Xmas Action Blocks Highway 101 at SFO | SF Police Execute Mario Woods in the Bayview | Shutting It Down For Alex Nieto | Hundreds in San Francisco Protest the Murder of Alex Nieto
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