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Wed Jun 3 2020 (Updated 06/05/21)
Uprisings Explode Across the Country After Murder of George Floyd
Bay Area George Floyd Protests Met with Police Tear Gas, Projectiles, and Curfews
Demonstrations continue around the Bay Area in the name of George Floyd, with tens of thousands taking to the streets. Protests in every corner of the Bay Area have been met with police force. Demonstrators say they won’t be stopping despite the risks posed by police attacks and the COVID-19 pandemic because racist police violence, which has long posed a dire health threat, must be countered.

Anti Police-Terror Project wrote: If you are watching what’s unfolding in Minneapolis, you may be wondering why people break social distancing guidelines to protest police violence. The Minneapolis Police Department, like police departments across the country, have a long and bloody history of the killing of Black bodies including Jamar Clark and Philando Castile. And here in the Bay Area, we are still reeling from the murder of Steven Taylor in San Leandro and the shooting of one Black person and one Chicanx by the Hayward Police Department.

The largest demonstrations have been held in the Oakland and San Francisco, but there have been protests big and small in the cities of Walnut Creek, Mountain View, Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, San Carlos, and Redwood City. In the South Bay city of San Jose, police responded to demonstrations with flashbang grenades, tear gas, and crowd control projectiles. In addition to the Bay Area, there have been Central Valley protests in Bakersfield and Fresno. Thousands have protested in coastal Santa Cruz County.

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Oakland: article Oakland Community Demands In Advance of Curfew Action | Stop The Police Murders & Repression! Fruitvale Plaza Rally After Murder Of George Lloyd | photo We Can't Breathe Caravan | article Curfew for Alameda County Starts at 8pm | article George Floyd Solidarity in the Bay Area: Representation and Power | photo George Floyd's Murder: Hitting the Streets of Oakland and Wanting a World Worth Fighting For |

San Francisco: photo Massive Mission High Student Protest and March for Black Lives Matter | photo Enough Is Enough! Thousands Speak Out & Rally In SF Against Murder of George Floyd | video March Against Police Brutality, SF | photo San Franciscans Protest George Floyd Murder

East Palo Alto: photo Protesters March on Zuckerberg's House, Call Him Out for Donating Millions to Police

Palo Alto: photo Protesters in Palo Alto Masked Up and Close Together | photo Protesters March on Zuckerberg's House, Call Him Out for Donating Millions to Police | photo Gravestones in Garden for George Floyd and Others Murdered by Police Pt. I | photo Gravestones in Garden for George Floyd and Others Murdered by Police Pt. II

San José: photo City of San Jose Response to Protests

Santa Cruz: photo Thousands March by the Coast in Santa Cruz for George Floyd and Black Lives Matter | photo Santa Cruz Demands Justice for George Floyd | photo Black Lives Matter March in Santa Cruz
event Black Lives Matter, Night March in Santa Cruz (6/4)

Monterey: video photo Nearly 2,000 rally for black lives in Seaside, 100s take Highway 1 in Monterey

Sacramento: photo Emergency Fund for Tee, Shot in Head with Tear Gas Canister

Fresno: photo Vigil for George Floyd in Fresno
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