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Scenes from the George Floyd protest in San Francisco

Scenes from the George Floyd protest in San Francisco
Photos: Beth Thomas/Hoodline
By Beth Thomas - Published on May 31, 2020.

On Saturday afternoon, protesters gathered at UN Plaza to demand justice for George Floyd, who was killed by a police officer in Minneapolis, and for other African-American victims of police violence. The protest was part of a nationwide series of actions, with similar gatherings in Oakland, San Jose and Los Angeles.

The protest of about 1,000 people proceeded to City Hall, where those gathered peacefully listened to speakers. The photos below are from that event.

Protests in San Francisco continued into the afternoon and evening. Late on Saturday afternoon, a group of about 100 protesters tried, unsuccessfully, to get onto the Bay Bridge. Around 7:30 p.m., more protesters gathered at City Hall and marched down Market Street, with BART closing the Civic Center and Powell stations in response.

In response to reports of looting and vandalism in Union Square on Saturday night, Mayor London Breed announced an 8 p.m.-5 a.m. curfew for San Francisco, beginning tonight.

Here are photos from Saturday's early-afternoon protest at City Hall: