About 150 people marched in the streets of San Francisco's Mission District Thursday night to protest an alleged act of police brutality.
Kevin Clark is the latest poster child in the campaign against police brutality in the Bay Area.
A viral video was the catalyst for Thursday night's protest. The video shows an encounter between 18-year-old Clark and two San Francisco police officers at 24th and Mission streets two weeks ago.
Many at the protest said it shows police using excessive force and pushing Clark's face into a storm grate.
"This is a young man who was brutally attacked by the SFPD and assault on one of us is an assault on all of us," said Cat Brooks, a community organizer.
The crowd railed against the San Francisco Police Department for failing to punish the officers.
Clark faces two counts of resisting arrest.
A San Francisco police spokesman said the two officers acted appropriately to apprehend Clark, who was in the process of assaulting someone on the sidewalk.
"Nothing from what I've seen in this video shows anything unreasonable in what the officers did," said Sgt. MikeAndrychak. "Anyone who commits a violent crime in the presence of two police officers that person needs to be stopped and the incident investigated."
Clark could not comment.
The back story did not affect the zeal of the protestors who took to the streets for almost an hour while officers followed on foot and in cars.
When the rain started falling around 7 p.m., the crowd started clearing out, which was a relief to police who were ready for a long night.
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