• Matt Esnayra

George Floyd Protests in CA: What you need to know

In Los Angeles:

  • Los Angeles County M.T.A stoped all bus and rail service until Sunday at 5:30 a.m.

  • LA Mayor Eric Garcetti called for a city-wide curfew and Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in Los Angeles county and activated the National Guard to provide help to police after two days of rioting.

  • Between 500 and 700 troops were requested for the city, while another 500 were summoned for Los Angeles County, per KTLA

  • Protesters in L.A's Fairfax district escalated quickly, with stores at the Grove vandalized and looted, per L.A Times.

  • Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Culver City, Pasadena, and Santa Monica also instituted a curfew starting from 8 p.m. Saturday to 5:30 a.m. Sunday.

  • +500 people have been arrested

Read Mayor Eric Garcetti's Curfew Order:

In Santa Ana:

  • Santa Ana police say it began operations at about 8 p.m. at the intersection of McFadden Ave and Bristol Street. There are videos online of police using tear gas on demonstrators, per the L.A Times.

  • Local law enforcement and Sheriff’s deputies were dressed in riot gear and claim 400+ protesters were in attendance, per the O.C Voice.

  • Santa Ana police confirmed reports of looting.

In Long Beach:

  • There are barricades across L.B.P.D headquarters

  • LBPD spokesperson, Lt. James Richardson told MTLB, that the LBPD is on a "modified tactical alert and has not requested assistance from the National Guard."

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