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(SAN DIEGO) —  About 200 people took to the streets of a San Diego suburb for a fourth night Friday to protest the fatal shooting by police of unarmed black man Alfred Okwera Olango, just hours after officials released two videos of the incident.

Olango, 38, was shot and killed by an officer with the El Cajon Police Department Tuesday night.

 Friday night’s protests were peaceful, but demonstrators blocked intersections and attempted to walk on a freeway before riot gear-wearing police stopped them.

Unlike Thursday night’s protests, there were no immediate reports of violence, vandalism or arrests. During Thursday’s protests, demonstrators had to be broken up with pepper-spray balls after bottles and a brick were thrown at police. Five people were arrested.

Demonstrators are still in the streets of El Cajon, continuing for a fourth night of protests. @10NewsEmily is there now pic.twitter.com/b0FKqlsBBX

— 10News (@10News) October 1, 2016

At one point during Friday’s protests, a group of people formed a prayer circle, as seen in the video below.

Here’s what’s happening at the El Cajon protest right now pic.twitter.com/efozNJmyC8

— Michael Dean Gold (@10newsGold) October 1, 2016

In anticipation of the protests, many businesses in El Cajon closed early, ABC affiliate KGTV reported.

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