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Judge rules arrests of protesters in El Cajon can continue

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EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge has denied a request by protesters and the NAACP to ban law enforcement from arresting people who continue to gather at the spot in a San Diego suburb where a man was fatally shot by police.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports (http://lat.ms/2epx5k8) U.S. District Judge Janis Sammartino said in her ruling Friday that there was not a legal basis to grant an injunction against law enforcement in this case. But she said she recognizes that the circumstances underlying the protesters' request "have provoked genuine concern on behalf of all those involved."

The Sept. 27 shooting of Alfred Olango sparked protests in the city of El Cajon. Demonstrators contend law enforcement violated their civil rights by breaking up gatherings and making arrests.

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