Live Updates: Thousands Protest Across Southern California

Protests will begin early Saturday and continue into the evening in Southern California.

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More than two dozen protests are scheduled for Saturday in Southern California with a goal to end racial injustice. 

Events are scheduled to begin as early as 8 a.m. with a protest at Los Angeles City Hall and continue into the evening with marches and a candlelight service. Protests sparked by the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who was pinned to the ground under knee of a police officer in Minneapolis, are scheduled Saturday in cities across the U.S.

This time around, the city prepared itself for anything, given the protests that turned violent last week. Rick Montanez reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. Saturday June 6, 2020.

We’ll provide updates below. Live video will be provided above when available. 

8 p.m.: Downtown LA Protests Continue

Thousands of demonstrators could be seen marching in downtown Los Angeles, continuing protests from earlier in the day. At one point, the protesters stopped outside Staples Center and took a knee.

The protests were considered peaceful and there were no immediate reports of arrests or destruction related to the demonstrations.

4:30 p.m.: Protests and Marches Across SoCal

A large group of protesters in downtown LA had grown to an estimated 6,000 people, while protests in West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Westwood continued to march. There were no reports of any violence, and the protests were considered peaceful.

1:50 p.m.: Downtown LA Protests

A large group of protesters ranging anywhere from 2,000 to 4,000 people gathered at the steps of Los Angeles City Hall. The group marched around the block and then reconvened at the steps of City Hall. There were no reports of any violence.

A group of people numbering in the thousands gathered at the steps of LA City Hall in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, June 6, 2020.

1:30 p.m.: Peaceful Protests in Fairfax District

A large crowd had gathered at Pan Pacific Park in the Fairfax District, Newschopper4 Alpha observed. The crowd appeared to be peacefully demonstrating inside the park.

1:15 p.m.: Demonstrations in Culver City and Century City

Large crowds of protesters had gathered in Culver City and Century City. The crowd in Culver City gathered at Culver City High School and then marched to Culver City City Hall, with the crowd estimated to be over a thousand people.

In Century City, a crowd of protesters numbering about 600 were peacefully demonstrating.

Protesters gathered and marched peacefully in Culver City and Century City on Saturday, June 6, 2020.

Noon: Good Samaritans in Santa Monica

Good Samaritans painted over boarded up businesses in Santa Monica, less than a week after many businesses were looted.

A protest outside ICM Partners Building, 10250 Constellation Ave., in Century City. Speakers included actor Michael B. Jordan.

Black Lives Matter held a protest at Figueroa Street and Pacific Coast Highway in Wilmington.

A protest against police brutality and racial injustice began on the steps of Pasadena City Hall, 100 Garfield Ave.

11 a.m.

Protesters marched from Porter Ranch Drive and Rinaldi Street to Harvest Street near Van Norman Park.

A peaceful protest against police violence in front of the LAPD's West Valley station, located at 19020 Vanowen Street.

A march and demonstration for George Floyd began at Bonita and Carson streets in Carson and will proceed to the steps of City Hall.

10:45 a.m. Street Closures in West Hollywood

West Hollywood reminds residents of multiple streets closures until Monday morning.

10 a.m. Unity March Held in San Pedro

NAACP and members of Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor Division marched from the police station, 2175 John S. Gibson Blvd., in San Pedro to Councilman Joe Busciano's office at 638 S. Beacon St.

The USC Black Alumni Association marched in support of Black Lives Matter. The march begins at Jefferson Boulevard and McClintock Avenue, near the USC Village.

A youth protest in support of Black Lives Matter was scheduled to begin at 4946 Balboa Boulevard, near Moorpark Street, in Encino.

10 a.m.

A protest at King Hall at Cal State LA. 

Protest scheduled at Commonwealth and Highland avenues, near the Fullerton Community Center.

Rally outside the Placentia Police Department at 401 E. Chapman Ave.

9 a.m.:

A march was held from University High School, 4771 Campus Drive, in Irvine to Northwood High School, 4515 Portola Parkway.

A paddle out was held at the Huntington Beach Pier.

8 a.m.: Protests Begin

Los Angeles City Hall was the site of a morning protest. 

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