Blog: 80 arrested in San Francisco for violating curfew or looting

George Floyd Protests

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) — The nation is bracing for the sixth day of protests over the death of George Floyd.

In the Bay Area, protests took a violent turn the last two days.

On Saturday, Oakland and San Francisco saw looting, vandalism, and violence erupt at nightfall.

Follow our live blog below as more protests are planned for Sunday:

11:00 p.m.

The San Francisco Police Department made 80 arrests Sunday night for violating the curfew order or looting, according to SFPD Chief Bill Scott.

The arrests were made in the Market Street, SOMA and Union Square areas and some resulted in the seizure of a firearm and explosives, Scott said.

He also said the majority of the demonstrations in the city were peaceful.

9:45 p.m.

Milpitas police confirmed that a large group of people burglarized Neiman Marcus at the Great Mall in Milpitas. Officers say about 100 people and 50 cars were involved.

As additional officers arrived to the scene, cars began to speed away.

Officers will be patrolling commercial areas throughout Milpitas to ensure businesses are safe throughout the community.

9:34 p.m.

Several arrests have been made following a demonstration held in San Francisco on Sunday, the San Francisco Police Department announced Sunday night.

Officials say crowds dispersed from City Hall.

SFPD has not released further details.

9:30 p.m.

The city of Pleasant Hill put into effect a curfew from Sunday at 9:30 p.m. to Monday at 5:30 a.m.

9:05 p.m.

The Pleasanton Police Department is reporting police activity near the Stoneridge Mall due to threats of looting. All five entrances leading into the mall are closed.

8:32 p.m.

The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office is advising its residents to stay home due to the civil unrest reported throughout the East Bay.

Officials say large group of looters are traveling throughout the East Bay on highways and freeways. Road and freeway exit closures are expected.

“Unless personal travel is necessary, we are recommending residents stay home due to the high number of police actions.”

8:09 p.m.

San Francisco police have declared the demonstration held at City Hall an unlawful assembly. All those at City Hall are required to leave the area immediately as curfew is in effect as of 8 p.m.

5:49 p.m.

KRON4′ Dan Thorn reports that looting is now happening at stores in Walnut Creek’s Broadway Plaza.

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5:43 p.m.

Dozens of people are now in Walnut Creek at Broadway Plaza. Police are asking the public to avoid the area.

5:30 p.m.

San Franciscans continue to protest and march along the streets. Video from Marc Salomon shows one person in front of a San Francisco Sheriff Department’s car as the car proceeds to drive. Other protesters stepped in front of the vehicle before officers moved them out of the way.

5:21 p.m.

The Bay Fair BART station in San Leandro is currently closed due to protest activity.

4:45 p.m.

A crowd of protesters are marching down the streets of San Francisco. The protesters started at City Hall and are proceeding to walk down Market Street. Video captures them chanting, “Say his name, George Floyd” while walking together, holding signs.

4:15 p.m.

Police activity is being reported on northbound I-880 due to a car caravan being held to protest the death of George Floyd. Police are active from the connector ramp to westbound I-80 in Oakland. CHP reports there is a severe traffic alert and all lanes are blocked.

3 p.m.

A peaceful protest is being held at Lake Merritt. Video shows dozens of protesters marching along the lake.

A car caravan is underway to protest the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.

It began at 2 p.m. at the Port of Oakland.

Dozens of cars with signs are heading toward the Bay Bridge toll plaza.

12:15 p.m.

KRON4’s Dan Thorn says shop owners in Walnut Creek are boarding up their businesses to prepare for possible looters.

11:30 a.m.

Several stores in Oakland and Emeryville were hit by looters overnight. KRON4’s Reyna Harvey shows us the damage to a GameStop in Emeryville.

11 a.m.

Mayor London Breed is implementing a citywide curfew in San Francisco following a night of George Floyd protests that turned violent.

The curfew order will be in place from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. and is effective immediately.

Officers arrested 10 people on felony looting changes during Saturday night’s the protests.

10:30 a.m.

Images of San Francisco’s Union Square shows the aftermath of looting.

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