Safa Daftani stood in a crowd Sunday at the Inner Harbor holding a sign with a flow chart on it. "Are you Black? Muslim? Human?" it read. "Then why aren't you outraged?!!"
The 16-year-old high school junior from central New Jersey had traveled to Baltimore with more than 20,000 other Muslims to attend the annual Islamic Circle of North America conference over the weekend. Hundreds of them came to McKeldin Square Sunday to protest the fatal shooting of an unarmed black Muslim man, Stephon Clark, by police in Sacramento, Calif., on March 18.
His death has prompted daily marches demanding justice in California's capital city and others elsewhere around the country. The Baltimore-based Muslim Social Services Agency and the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, organized the effort here.