The Golden 1 Center had many Black Lives Matter protesters blocking the entrance into the Golden 1 Center tonight, delaying the Sacramento Kings game, and sending thousands home.
A handful of fans got in, but the rest will get a refund, the Kings have announced.
The BLM response is for the Sunday night shooting of Stephon Clark in South Sacramento on Sunday night. The footage was leaked yesterday.
Here's what the scene looked like tonight.
Body-Cam Footage Released From Officer-Involved Shooting
Black Lives Matters protesters link arms outside Golden 1 Center. Doors are locked and no one can get in or out. pic.twitter.com/Ide0LmOBh4— Mike Luery (@KCRALuery) March 23, 2018
This is outside the Golden 1 Center as hundreds demand justice for Stephon Clark. pic.twitter.com/5wr7eRgeS4— Max Resnik (@KCRAMax) March 23, 2018
The Hawks and Kings are playing in front of just a few hundred fans tonight.— Yahoo Sports NBA (@YahooSportsNBA) March 23, 2018
The Golden 1 Center remains closed due to protests and fans outside the arena were asked to travel home. https://t.co/uOqWKD1qow pic.twitter.com/lb4l74fytZ
Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Randivé took the microphone after the game to address the circumstances under which the game was played and the tragedy which preceded it. pic.twitter.com/OTKC2Zdqmg— FOX Sports: Hawks (@HawksOnFSSE) March 23, 2018