After Minneapolis, San Francisco, NYC, Chicago, Washington, Atlanta, etc now California (Click HERE for full report on Nation’s riots)
California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency for L.A.
National Guard deployed to California amid escalating protests
The last few hours National Guard patrols fan out across LA after LA’s mayor had called on California’s Gov. Gavin Newsom to deploy the troops to support efforts to quell protests.
San Francisco Mayor London Breed call for an immediate curfew until 5 a.m. local time, and request that California National Guard personnel be placed on standby.
California and especially L.A, Santa Monica and San Francisco been hit hard from the riots of the last 2 days.
Despite curfews installed by L.A City and other communities in California, today there were more protests in downtown Los Angeles, including a march to Pershing Square. Video showed an incident in which a police vehicle hitting a protester before speeding away as people threw objects at the car.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency for Los Angeles County as hundreds of looters converged on downtown stores and clashed with cops. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the the aforementioned curfew for Saturday night after 500 people were arrested and 5 police officers were hurt as protests turned violent. “When times demand it,” mayor of L.A said, “strong steps are required to bring peace back to our city.”
Demonstrators clashed with officers and torched LAPD vehicles as they called for an end to police brutality after the death of George Floyd. In Beverly Hills, California, shops along the storied Rodeo Drive were looted as a crowd estimated at more than 2,000 people chanted “Eat the rich!’ . Hundreds of looters gathered in downtown L.A, destroying and looting stores and clashing with LAPD
In Santa Monica hundreds of people walked from the Santa Monica Pier north along Ocean Avenue, carrying signs and chanting. However around 2 p.m., dozens of looters stormed Santa Monica Place, smashing windows of Louis Vuitton and several other stores. Looters also ransacked the Vans at 400 Broadway, stealing shoes and skateboards from the store and storage room.
They left before police arrived.
According to the reports from San Francisco, across the bay in Emeryville, a popular shopping destination, looters appeared to be running rampant, smashing windows, and stealing items from popular stores including Best Buy, BevMo and Urban Outfitters, .
San Francisco Mayor London Breed, according to FOX 2 said:
“What we are seeing tonight — the violence, the vandalism and the crimes being committed in our city, not against property but against other people — that is something that we will not tolerate,”
“What we are seeing tonight — the violence, the vandalism and the crimes being committed in our city, not against property but against other people — that is something that we will not tolerate.”
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By Alex Ammohostianos