Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in Los Angeles County Friday night amid protests.
The California National Guard is being deployed to Los Angeles in
response to large protests being held in the city, according to Mayor
The California National Guard will be used to assist local response to
the protests being held, and to maintain peace and safety on the
Garcetti imposed a curfew for the city’s downtown section, saying everyone must be off the streets between 8 p.m. and 5:30 a.m.
Several police cars were torched Saturday as some protesters in the city
ignored authorities’ call for peaceful demonstrations after a night of
violence that saw windows smashed, stores robbed and fires set.
The mostly peaceful gathering near a popular outdoor mall devolved Saturday afternoon.
Protesters set fire to Los Angeles Police Department cars, broke windows
and climbed on top of a bus. Police used flash-bang grenades to