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March 30, 2018

Face Offs Everywhere: Our Visual Roundup of the Week

Photo: Rich Pedroncelli/AP Caption: Stevante Clark jumps on the dais and shouts at Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, left, during a city council meeting, Tuesday, March 27, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. Clark, the brother of Stephon Clark, who was shot and killed by Sacramento Police officers a week earlier, disrupted the meeting and demanded to speak. The city council adjourned for a roughly 15-minute recess as a result of the disruption.

Call it a week of challenge and accounting, in which power had no rest. And a lot of it happened through telling portraits. The police shooting of another unarmed black man, Stephon Clark, led to an incredible confrontation between citizens, including Clark’s brother, and the Sacramento city counsel. Kim Jong Un’s surprise trip to Beijing was not just a political dance with China’s Xi but a Sino-Korean challenge to Trump. The student-led gun reform effort flexed its muscle last weekend with a more diverse set of faces, a broader agenda, and children speaking for themselves. It was a week in which issues gained weight–or at least, more gravity, and the aggrieved aggressively challenged the status quo.

Photo: Rich Pedroncelli/AP Caption: Stevante Clark jumps on the dais and shouts at Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, left, during a city council meeting, Tuesday, March 27, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. Clark, the brother of Stephon Clark, who was shot and killed by Sacramento Police officers a week earlier, disrupted the meeting and demanded to speak. The city council adjourned for a roughly 15-minute recess as a result of the disruption.

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