Live Updates: Protesters Take Their Messages to the Beach and SoCal's Streets

Several groups have organized events at the end of a week of marches and protests in Southern California.

Protesters march at Venice Beach .

Marches and demonstrations are planned in Los Angeles, Long Beach, Dana Point, Downey, Santa Monica and other locations Friday at the end of a week of protests. On Friday morning, a group of protesters marched on Venice Beach toward Santa Monica.

The protests, sparked by the in-custody death of George Floyd in Minnesota and long-simmering anger over instances of police brutality, began as early as 8 a.m. in downtown Los Angeles and will continue through 5 p.m. in Long Beach.

A Black Lives Matter march in Dana Point from the Dana Point Harbor to Salt Creek Beach Park is scheduled from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

An anti-police brutality protest at Harvey Milk Promenade Park at 185 E. Third St. in Long Beach is scheduled for 5 p.m. Organizers said attendees are required to wear face masks.

We'll have live updates below through the day.

Update 2:04 p.m.: Large Crowd Gathers in Lakewood

Protesters holding signs are gathering in Lakewood City Hall. Participants began to disperse before 2:30 p.m.

Update 12:41 p.m.: Gov. Newsom Demands Crowd Control Standards

At a midday news conference, Gov. Gavin Newsom called for the development of standardized statewide rules for the use of crowd-control techniques such as tear gas or rubber bullets by law enforcement. He is also calling for a statewide end to training of law enforcement on carotid restraints, saying they have no place in police work.

Update 12:38 p.m.: Protest in Long Beach

Several hundred people gathered in the quad of Long Beach City College for a protest organized by students.

Update 11:15 a.m.: March on Venice Beach

A group of protesters appears to be marching from Venice Beach to Santa Monica.

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