SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – Protests erupted a seventh day in the Bay Area and across the United States over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
One former officer, who was seen with his knee on Floyd’s neck, was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter — but protesters say the charge isn’t harsh enough, and are demanding charges for the other officers involved.
At this time, cities nationwide including many in the Bay Area have imposed curfews as the violence surges.
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As of 9:30 on Tuesday night, the city of Vallejo reported multiple incidents including:
- A group of approximately 100 individuals armed with batteries and nearly 40 vehicles surrounded the Vallejo Police Department
- Reports of burglaries in progress at 3300 block of Sonoma
- Additional resources have been added to the VPD patrol unit, which includes Solano County Sheriffs’ deputies and Benicia PD units
- Five National Guard vehicles have arrived in Vallejo with 50 National Guard personnel. Their assistance was requested earlier today to assist in securing locations that are considered high-risk.
Police remind residents that curfew is in effect from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Protesters can be heard in a video chanting ‘Say his name, Mario Woods,’ during peaceful protest in front of San Francisco’s City Hall.
They’re chanting for Mario Woods who was killed during an encounter with San Francisco police in 2015.
The former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick says the killing of 26-year-old Woods at the hands of police officers was the incident that got him kneeling during the anthem and researching social injustice every chance he got.
Protests in Fremont have ‘remained relatively peaceful’ on Tuesday evening, according to the police department.
Police say fireworks were set off at one point near the crowd of protesters and objects were thrown toward a patrol car.
At this time, the organized protest is wrapping up and protesters are heading home.
The Walnut Creek Police Department said protesters downtown have dispersed.
Earlier, they said about 40 individuals were peacefully marching in the area of Olympic and N. Main Street.
A peaceful demonstration was held in Redwood City today at the Courthouse Square.
Alameda County Sheriff officials said 122 people were booked into Santa Rita Jail on Monday.
Authorities said 82 of those people were from outside the region and the state.
They were arrested for various felony crimes including serious violence, robbery, burglary, looting, pursuits, stolen vehicles, weapons, and drugs, law enforcement said.
San Mateo County is the fourth Bay Area county to issue a curfew that impacts everyone countywide.
The curfew hours are from 8:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Tuesday night and Wednesday night.
Both issues countywide curfews Tuesday that will go into effect from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Alameda County is also under a countywide curfew from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Alameda-Contra Costa Transit announced it will be ending its bus service early at 7:30 p.m. through Friday in accordance with Alameda County’s curfew.
Passengers on board before 7:30 p.m. will. be allowed to continue to their final destinations.
Service resumes 5 a.m. the following day.
AC Transit’s lines in Contra Costa County are also being suspended as of 7:30 p.m. every day this week.
In San Francisco, windows at shops and hotels in the Union Square area remain boarded up as people continue to clean up following widespread looting.
Monday night no major damage was done, officials said.
The Vallejo Police Department is investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened around 12:30 a.m. in the 1000 block of Redwood Street.
According to police, the shooting happened after reports of looting in the area.
No other details were immediately available.
Santa Rosa police say 27 arrests were made Monday night at an unlawful gathering near the Old Court House Square.
Of those arrests, police said 17 adults were arrested and 10 minors. Twenty-six of those arrested were from Santa Rosa and one was from Petaluma.
Anyone who witnessed any criminal activity is urged to call police at 707-528-5222 with any information.
Officials with the Oakland Police Department said 80 people were arrested for curfew violations and unlawful assembly plus failure to disperse.
Additionally, 20 arrests were made for other related crimes where several guns were recovered, officials said.
At this time police continue to investigate and gather evidence related to crimes that happened last night and early this morning.
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