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Protesters interrupt L.A. police commission meeting after fatal shooting

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LOS ANGELES (TheBlaze/AP) — Black Lives Matter protesters are disrupting a meeting of the Los Angeles Police Commission in response to the fatal shooting of a young black man by police last Saturday.

The Los Angeles Police Department's board of civilian overseers convened at midmorning Tuesday as demonstrators shouted for the resignation of Chief Charlie Beck.

"Fire Charlie Beck," protesters were heard chanting in a video tweeted out by KABC-TV reporter Marc Cota-Robles.

It's the first meeting of the panel since 18-year-old Carnell Snell was shot and killed during a foot pursuit in South Los Angeles.

The meeting comes as the LAPD released surveillance video showing a suspect holding what appears to be a gun just before the fatal shooting.

Beck said Monday that the video shows Snell was armed and turned toward officers when they opened fire.

Protesters gathered in downtown Los Angeles Tuesday for the third straight night, KNBC-TV reported.

Officers were seen moving in early Wednesday to help control the group of protesters.

And on Sunday, the Los Angeles Times reported protesters threw eggs at L.A. mayor Eric Garcetti's house.

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