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A man runs from police officers in Oakland, Calif., Monday, June 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

California police arrest curfew flouters, chase thieves

Jun. 2, 2020 11:37 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police throughout California arrested hundreds of people who refused to heed curfews, chasing some down after they smashed into stores following a weekend of violence that accompanied rage over George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police. Monday's violence and thefts...

Fireworks go off in front of police, who with protesters in front of police headquarters in St. Louis on Monday, June 1, 2020. The small group of protesters was originally part of a much larger group demonstrating earlier in the afternoon against the death of George Floyd. (Colter Peterson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

The Latest: Police say 4 officers shot in St. Louis protests

Jun. 2, 2020 2:38 AM EDT

The Latest on the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck: ___ ST. LOUIS — Police say four officers were hit by gunfire after protests in St. Louis that started peacefully Monday became violent overnight, with...

Demonstrators raise their fists Monday, June 1, 2020, during a protest over the death of George Floyd in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Newsom welcomes protest rage; decries violence and theft

Jun. 1, 2020 11:44 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday he welcomed the rage of protesters as long as they are peaceful, but he denounced unnamed groups of anarchists and others who used the demonstrations to tag graffiti on buildings, burn banks, shatter store windows and run off with armloads of goods. "The...

Volunteer Jennifer Kistler-McCoy sweeps up glass from shattered windows at a store Monday, June 1, 2020, that was damaged Sunday in Sacramento, Calif. Nearly two-thirds of the properties in Sacramento's downtown business district were damaged over the weekend following three consecutive days of protests over the killing of George Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Sacramento businesses brace for more damage amid unrest

Jun. 1, 2020 9:40 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A tumultuous weekend of protests in Sacramento over the killing of George Floyd have left nearly two-thirds of downtown properties damaged, a setback for California's rejuvenated capital city that has used an influx of new development anchored by a new NBA arena to shed its...

Alycia Barber carries a trash bag through a broken window at Forever 21 at The Pike Outlets on Monday, June 1, 2020, in Long Beach after overnight protests over the death of George Floyd . Floyd died in police custody on Memorial Day in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Brooms in hand, people patch up stores damaged in protests

Jun. 1, 2020 7:32 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Carrying brooms, shovels, trash bags and cans of paint, thousands of people from Los Angeles to New York swept up glass from broken store windows, covered over graffiti and organized ransacked businesses Monday after protests over police killings of black people turned...

The Latest: California closes all downtown state buildings

Jun. 1, 2020 3:28 AM EDT

The Latest on the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck: ___ SAN FRANCISCO — The state Department of Human Resources sent a directive to close all California state buildings “with offices in downtown city...

A woman cries as she watches a building burn after a protest over the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in La Mesa, Calif. Protests were held in U.S. cities over the death of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Protests, mayhem continue, lead to more California curfews

Jun. 1, 2020 1:53 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Armed National Guard soldiers lined the steps of Los Angeles City Hall and cities across California declared curfews Sunday to head off more violence after unruly demonstrators at earlier protests burned police cars, broke into stores and skirmished with officers. In more than 20...

A person runs while a police vehicle is burning during a protest over the death of George Floyd in Los Angeles, Saturday, May 30, 2020. Protests across the country have escalated over the death of George Floyd who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day, May 25. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

National Guard called in to quell violence in Los Angeles

May. 31, 2020 3:52 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fourth day of violence in Los Angeles prompted the mayor to impose a rare citywide curfew and call in the National Guard after demonstrators clashed repeatedly with officers, torched police vehicles and pillaged businesses in a popular shopping district. Mayor Eric Garcetti said...

Demonstrators march in Oakland, Calif., on Friday, May 29, 2020, to protest the Monday death of George Floyd, who died in police custody while handcuffed in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Police clash with protesters in major California cities

May. 30, 2020 2:12 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Demonstrators outraged at the death of George Floyd at the hand of police in Minneapolis protested in major California cities Friday but the mostly peaceful marches were marred by vandalism, a shooting and clashes that injured several police officers. Tear gas, flashbang grenades...

In this Thursday, May 28, 2020, photo, Fontana police, along with other law enforcement agencies, work on Sierra Avenue in Fontana, Calif., following a protest over the death of George Floyd in Minnesota. Violence erupted Thursday night in Fontana as about 100 people moved up and down a thoroughfare and blocked traffic. Police say an unlawful assembly was declared and the crowd was ordered to disperse but some persisted. (Will Lester/The Orange County Register/SCNG via AP)

Hundreds block Silicon Valley highway over Floyd killing

May. 30, 2020 12:22 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — An officer was injured after hundreds of people marched through the capital of Silicon Valley and temporarily shut down a five-lane section of highway Friday to protest the killing of an African American man by a white Minneapolis police officer. Vehicles were at a virtual...