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Santa Ana Protestors Throw Bottles, Fireworks At Officers

SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — Around 400 protestors gathered in Santa Ana on Saturday night to protest the deadly arrest of George Floyd in Minneapolis on Monday. For complete coverage of the situation in Minneapolis visit CBSMinnesota.com and stream CBSN Minnesota.  Some threw mortars, rocks, and bottles at officers. The demonstration began at around 8 p.m. at McFadden Avenue and Bristol Street, according to authorities. Officers were at the site of the protest to monitor, but were not making arrests. However, they did remove protestors from the front steps of the Santa Ana police department on Boyd Way. BREAKING: Santa Ana police have pushed about 100 protestors from the front steps of the PD on Boyd Way @cbsla #cbsla #santaana #protest https://t.co/B0i1xF96NP — michele gile (@CBSmichelegile) May 31, 2020 By 9 p.m., Orange County law enforcement had declared a “Code Checkmate Charlie,” meaning law enforcement resources from all other O.C. cities are being requested for assistance in Santa Ana. Tear gas has been fired by Santa Ana police at Bristol Street and McFadden where hundreds of protesters have assembled. Pic from witness. “Checkmate Charlie” call out for all OC…

Protesters Toss Fireworks at Police Officers in Santa Ana

Share this article:About 150 to 200 people in Santa Ana Saturday evening protested the in-custody death of George Floyd, with some throwing fireworks at police officers, authorities said. The protest began about 8 p.m. at McFadden Avenue and Bristol Street, said Santa Ana police Corporal Anthony Bertagna. Officers were on hand to monitor the protest but were not making arrests, Bertagna said. Protest organizers did not obtain a permit or agree to follow established rules for demonstrations but police learned of the action in advance through social media. CBS2 reported the crowd had swelled to 400 protesters and that they were throwing rocks and bottles at police. Orange County Fire Authority firefighters were on standby in case of fires. No injuries were reported, he said. Protesters Toss Fireworks at Police Officers in Santa Ana was last modified: May 30th, 2020 by Contributing Editor

Flames Burn 10 Acres in Thermal; Forward Progress Stopped

Share this article:A 10-acre vegetation fire burned in Thermal Saturday. It was reported at 3:28 p.m. at Harrison Street and Avenue 76, according to April Newman of the Riverside County Fire Department. Sixty firefighters were assigned to the blaze, Newman said. The fire is in “heavy fuels with a moderate rate of spread,” she said. By 7:15 p.m., Newman reported that the forward rate of spread had been stopped and the fire was 50% contained. Flames Burn 10 Acres in Thermal; Forward Progress Stopped was last modified: May 30th, 2020 by Contributing Editor

George Floyd’s brother says Trump ‘didn’t give me an opportunity to even speak’ during phone call

George Floyd’s family spoke to both President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden this week following Floyd’s death in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Speaking to MSNBC’s Al Sharpton, George’s brother, Philonise Floyd, said his conversation with President Trump was “so fast.” “He didn’t give me an opportunity to even speak,” Floyd said. “It was hard. I was trying to talk to him, but he just kept, like, pushing me off, like ‘I don’t want to hear what you’re talking about.’ “And I just told him, I want justice. I said that I couldn’t believe that they committed a modern-day lynching in broad daylight,” he said. “I asked Vice President Biden — I never had to beg a man before — but I asked him, could he please, please get justice for my brother,” Floyd said. “I need it. I do not want to see him on a shirt just like the other guys. Nobody deserved that. Black folk don’t deserve that. We’re all dying,” he said. “Black lives matter.” CNN has reached out to the family and has not heard back. Trump said Friday he’d spoken…

Looters hit several stores in The Grove mall, set kiosk on fire

As looters began to descend on The Grove shopping mall on Saturday evening, two security guards outside the Nike store begged protesters not to enter. “We’re one of you,” one guard said. Several stores at the upscale shopping mall next to Farmers Market in Los Angeles were hit, including the Nordstrom. A police kiosk at the mall was set on fire but officials were able to extinguish it before it spread. The crowd rushed into the mall after police attempted to push some of the protesters assembled near 3rd Street. As the looters entered the area, the Grove’s outdoor speakers played music — the familiar crooners the shopping mall is known for. Read the full story on LATimes.com.

More than 500 arrested in chaotic night of protests in downtown L.A. over killing of George Floyd

Demonstrators marched through the streets of Los Angeles’ Fairfax District and surrounding areas Saturday in a fourth day of local protests over the death of George Floyd.What appeared to be thousands of people converged by the Pan Pacific Park near The Grove, the Beverly Center and other major streets in the area around noon. For hours after, past 6 p.m., protesters marched through streets and at times clashed with police. A police car was in flames in Central L.A. as protests continued Saturdayhttps://t.co/4CEtKhwZCr pic.twitter.com/v4fpCMZHlA— KTLA (@KTLA) May 30, 2020 Following the announcement of an 8 p.m. curfew throughout the city of L.A., the Los Angeles Police Department declared gatherings in the Mid-Wilshire area an “unlawful assembly.” “Those on the street are to leave the area immediately,” the agency said in a tweet. We have declared an unlawful assembly in the Mid-Wilshire area.From Melrose to 6th St and La Cienega to La Brea. Residents should stay inside. Business should close. Those on the street are to leave the area immediately.— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) May 31, 2020 Along Third Street near Fairfax Avenue, police officers formed a…

LA County, City Leaders Called For Peace As Protests Took Violent Turn

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Los Angeles community leaders called for peace Saturday, as a fourth day of unrest unfolded across the city after the deadly arrest of George Floyd in Minneapolis on Monday. For complete coverage of the situation in Minneapolis visit CBSMinnesota.com and stream CBSN Minnesota.  As City of Refuge Church Bishop Noel Jones urged Angelenos not to resort to violence, police sirens could be heard just outside, nearly overpowering his voice. “This is an all-too-familiar experience, and our suffering is real,” said Noel, a Jamaican-American Pentecostal bishop. “But violence is not the solution. Coming across the aisle of our separation and the paradoxes that create the problems that fuel these types of outbursts, that is the remedy that we have to find that sustains peace.” While he spoke, thousands were gathering in the Fairfax District to protest Floyd’s death. While the protests began peacefully, they eventually became tense as some turned to looting and other acts of violence. L.A. City councilman Paul Koretz also asked for peace on Saturday, saying that he wanted everyone to listen to protestors’ message about the death of George Floyd, but…

National Guard To Be Deployed In Los Angeles After Increasing Unrest

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The National Guard will be deployed to the city of Los Angeles amid days of unrest following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Mayor Eric Garcetti said. For complete coverage of the situation in Minneapolis visit CBSMinnesota.com and stream CBSN Minnesota.  Garcetti initially said on Saturday afternoon during a press conference that it was unlikely the National Guard would be called. Instead, he implored citizens to practice non-violent protesting. Hours after his press conference as crowds continued to gather across the city, Garcetti announced that California Gov. Gavin Newsom has approved his request to send in 500-700 National Guard troops to help keep order in the city. According to the mayor, troops will be deployed overnight “to maintain peace and safety.” In addition to calling on the military, the city of Los Angeles has also mobilized its entire police department as part of its response strategy for the first time since the major earthquakes of 1994 and 1995. Thousands of people took the streets in downtown L.A. for the fourth day in a row on Saturday for peaceful protests against police brutality that…

Chrissy Teigen pledges $200,000 to bail out protestors across the country

Model and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen is donating $200,000 to bail out protesters after President Trump declared Saturday night “MAGA night” at the White House. “In celebration,” Teigen decided to donate $100,000 to bailing out protesters across the country. Then, 15 minutes later — after a Twitter user called the protesters “rioters and criminals” — Teigen upped the ante. “Ooo they might need more money then. Make it $200,000,” she wrote. The phrase “MAGA night” was used by Trump in a tweet Saturday morning, condemning protesters outside the White House who had gathered to speak out against police brutality, after the death of George Floyd. Trump, in his tweet, said the protesters “had little to do with the memory of George Floyd” and said they were “just there to cause trouble,” handled easily by the Secret Service. He continued, “Tonight, I understand, is MAGA NIGHT AT THE WHITE HOUSE???” Teigen is one of many celebrities who have chosen to donate to bail out funds to those protesting in Minnesota and across the country. Seth Rogen, Steve Carrell, Don Cheadle, Abbi Jacobson and Janelle Monáe have all said they’ve donated…

Demonstrators decry death of George Floyd in L.A.; National Guard requested

A large group of protesters decrying the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis demonstrated in several Los Angeles’ neighborhoods as police declared an unlawful assembly in the Mid-Wilshire area and the mayor requested National Guard troops to help keep order. Saturday’s demonstration followed three days of protests in Los Angeles. A massive demonstration in downtown L.A. on Friday night resulted in hundreds of arrests. After police cars were seen going up in flames in L.A.’s Fairfax District, and businesses were seen being vandalized and looted, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a curfew would be in effect in the downtown L.A. area from 8 p.m. Saturday to 5:30 a.m. Sunday. The curfew was expanded later in the afternoon to encompass the entire city. Aerial footage from Sky5 showed people looting a shoe store and lighting fires in the street late Saturday afternoon. Members of the California National Guard were to be deployed to L.A. overnight to help police maintain order, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti announced via social media. It was not clear how many troops were expected. The Los Angeles Police Department declared an unlawful assembly about…

L.A. imposes overnight curfew for entire city as protests continue over killing of George Floyd; National Guard requested

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that there would be a curfew in place throughout the city of Los Angeles starting 8 p.m. Saturday until 5:30 a.m. Sunday as protests against the killing of George Floyd continue. “I’m asking all of Los Angeles to take a deep breath and to step back for a moment to allow our firefighters to put out the flames, to allow our peace officers to reestablish some order,” the mayor said. “And for us to let them protect your rights to be out there for as many days as we need to.” Previously, the curfew was only for the downtown L.A. area between the 110 Freeway on the west, Alameda on the east, and the 10 Freeway on the south, and 101 Freeway on the north. However, the mayor said hours later that it would be extended to the entire city. The curfew, which requires people within the city to stay indoors, is in place for one night and Garcetti said he hopes that will be enough. Those traveling to and from work and those seeking or giving emergency care…

Protests over killing of George Floyd move to Westside after chaotic night in downtown L.A.

Demonstrators marched through the streets of Los Angeles’ Fairfax District and surrounding areas Saturday in a fourth day of local protests over the death of George Floyd.What appeared to be thousands of people converged by the Pan Pacific Park near The Grove, the Beverly Center and other major streets in the area around noon. For hours after, past 6 p.m., protesters marched through streets and at times clashed with police. A police car was in flames in Central L.A. as protests continued Saturdayhttps://t.co/4CEtKhwZCr pic.twitter.com/v4fpCMZHlA— KTLA (@KTLA) May 30, 2020 Following the announcement of an 8 p.m. curfew throughout the city of L.A., the Los Angeles Police Department declared gatherings in the Mid-Wilshire area an “unlawful assembly.” “Those on the street are to leave the area immediately,” the agency said in a tweet. We have declared an unlawful assembly in the Mid-Wilshire area.From Melrose to 6th St and La Cienega to La Brea. Residents should stay inside. Business should close. Those on the street are to leave the area immediately.— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) May 31, 2020 Along Third Street near Fairfax Avenue, police officers formed a…

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