Protesters disrupt meeting on immigrant issues

May 10, 2016 6:43 PM by News Staff

San Francisco supervisors recessed briefly after protesters calling for the removal of the police chief disrupted the board as it prepared to discuss how to handle criminal suspects in the country illegally.

Mayor Ed Lee was explaining Tuesday to the Board of Supervisors what he is doing to improve police relations with minority communities when a protester stood up to demand the firing of Police Chief Greg Suhr.

Others in the audience took up the chant and ignored requests to be quiet. Deputies escorted at least three people out of the chamber.

The meeting comes after the July shooting death of a 32-year-old woman walking along a pier, which set off a national debate over sanctuary-city protections offered by San Francisco and other cities.

Activists have been converging on City Hall in recent months, protesting police conduct. Last week, protesters shut down the meeting for nearly two hours.


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