Peaceful protests, marches continue in Los Angeles and Orange counties

Thousands of people again took to the streets of Los Angeles and Orange counties on Saturday, as at least 30 protests were scheduled to call for justice and condemn police tactics for the deaths of George Floyd, who died while in police custody in Minneapolis, and Breonna Taylor, who was killed during a police raid of her apartment in Louisville.  

In the Fairfax District, hundred of people left Pan Pacific Park at around 2 p.m. and begin marching west on Beverly Boulevard. Separately, crowds numbering more than 1,000 people showed up for the City Hall protest and for another march in Hollywood.

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The former march, which began at Hollywood Blvd and Vine Street at around noon, swelled into a few thousand people and made its way into West Hollywood and Beverly Hills in the late afternoon, then went back through West Hollywood, where it continued into the evening.

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Large, peaceful marches were held Saturday morning near the USC campus and in San Pedro, while an array of gatherings were held in Orange County.

With thousands marching in downtown L.A., Long Beach, and Hollywood, LA Metro officials cautioned riders to expect rolling bus detours and possible delays around those areas Saturday. In West Hollywood, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials blocked off several streets through Monday morning to accommodate protesters.

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The day's events began at 8 a.m. with the protest at Los Angeles City Hall and were scheduled to run as late as a 5 p.m. candlelight service at La Palma Avenue and Beach Boulevard in Buena Park.

Anaheim police said they expected a peaceful gathering and march at 4 p.m. starting at Sycamore Park and going to Eucalyptus Park in east Anaheim.

In Pomona, a small group was beginning to gather around the Civic Center at around 3:30 p.m. Nearby streets were closed for the safety of those attending, police said.

Organizers at many of the events asked protesters to wear face coverings and observe social distancing to guard against further spread of the coronavirus.

As of 8:30 p.m. Saturday evening, no arrests were reported at any of the events.