Protests and civil unrest continue throughout the Bay Area and the country in the wake of George Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis Police on Memorial Day. KCBS Radio is contuing its coverage in our live blogs with up-to-date information.
Protesters have been marching all day in Vallejo, and about 8:00 p.m., CHP was dispatched to Vallejo Police Department Headquarters on Amador Street, where protesters were heading. We also got reports of a CHP helicopter circling the area at that time. Just before 9:00 p.m., Vallejo police started making dispersal announcements, saying that they'll be making arrests soon for people being out past curfew. At about 9:07 p.m., officers began deploying tear gas at protesters. Five National Guard vehicles arrived today.
Police chief Shawny Williams said in a press conference that the last several days have been horrific, and officers were dealing with “hours of chaos" throughout the night. The department received 400 calls for service on June 1 alone, with reports of looting, armed carjacking, burglary, arson, assault on officers and shots fired in the direction of bystanders.
Vallejo has also closed its City Hall until Thursday after a fire was set in a first-floor office, SF Gate reported.
The department said that those looting in the city were organized criminals who drove over from Fairfield after breaking into stores there, and was unrelated to any peaceful protests.
It also acknowledged reports of an officer involved shooting, but any information about the incident will be disclosed until a press conference on Wednesday.
Vallejo has enacted a 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. curfew indefinitely.
Half an hour after the 8:00 p.m. curfew, protesters are still outside of the capitol in Sacramento and at Cesar Chavez Park. Police officers are present. Most people finally dispersed about 9:25 p.m.
At about 8:10 p.m., protesters have made their way to 8th Street and Broadway, the site of Monday's past curfew demonstrations. Police officers are donned in gas masks.
Some protesters gathered around City Hall, even after curfew, but the scene remained peaceful. Around 10:30 p.m., people staging a sit-in at 850 Bryant Hall of Justice were arrested for violating curfew orders.
In Fairfield on Monday night, the Solano Mall was a target for looting, where a fork lift was driven into the Best Buy storefront. Other stories at the shopping center were also looted.
There were also reports that vehicles at the Fairfield Acura Dealership on Auto Mall Parkway were being broken into, with more looting reported at the Walmart.
Solano County has implemented one requiring residents to stay indoors as a local emergency from 8:00 p.m. through 5:00 a.m. The curfew will remain in effect until 5:00 a.m. on June 4, or until the order is either rescinded or extended.
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