Photos and Videos From the California Protests

Photos and Videos From the California Protests

Protests have erupted in at least 140 cities across the United States in the days after George Floyd, a black man, died in police custody in Minneapolis.

Some of the protests turned violent, prompting the activation of the National Guard in at least 21 states, including California, where troops were concentrated in the southern region.

On Monday, Gov. Gavin Newsom spoke forcefully about recognizing the outrage, fear and hurt among black Americans who he said have been promised change too many times without results, long before the killing of Mr. Floyd.

“The black community is not responsible for what’s happening in this country — we are,” the governor said. “People have lost patience for a reason.”

As protests swelled throughout the state, several cities and counties began imposing curfews over the weekend and early into the week, including all of Los Angeles and Alameda Counties.

Thousands of demonstrators marched along Third Street in west Los Angeles on Saturday.

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Credit…Bryan Denton for The New York Times

Protesters chanted and raised their hands at the corner of Ocean Avenue and Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica on Sunday.

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Credit…Bryan Denton for The New York Times

Demonstrators gathered in front of the San Diego Police Department in downtown San Diego on Sunday.

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Credit…Ariana Drehsler/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

A peaceful protest of thousands marched along the theater district of Hollywood Boulevard on Monday.

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Credit…Bryan Denton for The New York Times

Huntington Beach SWAT team members stood ready for protesters on Sunday.

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Credit…Brent Stirton/Getty Images

Demonstrators knelt during a protest in Anaheim on Monday.

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Credit…Jae C. Hong/Associated Press

Thousands of protesters gathered in Oakland before an 8 p.m. curfew on Monday.

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Credit…Jim Wilson/The New York Times

Protesters marched down Broadway in downtown Walnut Creek on Sunday.

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Credit…Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group, via Associated Press

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