Demonstrators protesting police brutality in the wake of George Floyd's death Sunday in Santa Maria turned unruly Sunday night, with some pull…
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.
Hundreds of protestors begin walking up Broadway, many starting out walking in the road. Organizers sprint ahead and urge people to move in towards the sidewalk so traffic can pass, with some complying and some not.— Laura Place (@itslaurasplace) May 31, 2020
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