By Rebecca Jefferis-Williamson and Miriam Raftery
Photo, left,by Rebecca Jefferis-Williamson: Marchers at Mollison near Broadway
September 28, 2016 (El Cajon) – Parkway Plaza regional shopping center is shut down for tonight after protests spilled into the mall over yesterday’s fatal police shooting of Alfred Olango, 38, an unarmed African-American man with mental health issues. Marketing director Ken Gray told ECM the mall shut down for the night on advice of police.
“ Where I work, a lot of people were crying and screaming,” Gage Miller told East County Magazine shortly after police evacuated the Walmart store where he works and escorted everyone outside. He said around 3 p.m., “lots of people were marching in the mall and going into the movie theatre…Walmart had to put its gates down. Protesters were spraying water from water bottles all around.”