Sunday protests in support of George Floyd in Santa Maria

Sunday protests in support of George Floyd in Santa Maria

Hundreds of people gathered outside Santa Maria City Hall on Sunday afternoon before marching down South Broadway to protest police brutality in the wake of George Floyd's death.

The Santa Maria demonstration was among protests that have erupted across the country after Floyd, a black man, died May 25 after a white police officer pressed his knee to Floyd's neck as he lay on the ground in handcuffs in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Outside City Hall, various people of color shared the injustices they have faced locally and called for change.

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The following is taken from the Lompoc Police Department's calls-for-service log and the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office daily arrest log. Those appearing as "arrested" are only suspected of the crime indicated but are presumed innocent.

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