SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The Sacramento City Council meeting was flooded with concerned citizens Tuesday evening to speak to officials about the Stephon Clark decision and protest arrests.

The meeting went into recess after protesters began chanting and banging on the glass of the city hall chambers. Some protesters tore down curtains along the windows of the chambers.

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It is unclear why the chanting began at this point. There is a strong police presence at the meeting.

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All city council members, including Mayor Darrell Steinberg, left the meeting as emotions started to boil over.

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Some community leaders attempted to bring order to the meeting and calm protesters, saying they should take advantage of the opportunity to speak to the city council.4041181c403

Just before 7 p.m., the city council came back to order and citizens returned to their seats. The city council members returned to the chambers to proceed with the meeting.

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The council meeting continued on for nearly four hours with a total of 47 speakers and numerous interruptions.