San Francisco Mayor Breed works to implement curfew after vandals damage shops

Sunday, May 31, 2020
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Mayor London Breed is working to implement a curfew from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. after vandals damaged shops following the George Floyd protest on Saturday.

In a press conference, the mayor addressed the new order, effective Sunday at 8 p.m.


San Francisco Police Chief William Scott said the protest related to the death George Floyd that swept through the streets of San Francisco Saturday afternoon started out peaceful, but as nightfall came, violence and crime began.

Several looters were caught on camera running in and out of stores on Market street. Police surrounded the area as looters broke into stores like Sawroski and shattered glass doors at the main entrance of Westfield Mall.

A woman carries merchandise from a Union Square Victoria's Secret store in San Francisco on Saturday, May 30, 2020.

AP Photo/Noah Berger


Other stores like CVS, and Walgreens along Market Street were also hit by looters. Those buildings were initially boarded up but that didn't stop people from looting.

VIDEO: Looters hit stores in downtown SF
VIDEO: Looting in downtown San Francisco


The march began around 12 p.m. at the UN Plaza before protesters made their way to City Hall

The group then marched down to the Embarcadero and turned up Harrison Street in what appeared to be an attempt to get onto the Bay Bridge. However, they were met by several San Francisco police officers who had blocked multiple on-ramps.

VIDEO: George Floyd protesters block off-ramp in San Francisco
VIDEO: George Floyd protesters block off-ramp in San Francisco


Protesters walking down Market Street could be heard chanting, "Black lives matter"and "No justice, no peace, no racist police."


SKY7 captured the moment a George Floyd protester threw an object at a police cruiser. It broke the back window as the vehicle drove away from the protesters.

VIDEO: George Floyd protester throws object, breaks back window of SF police cruiser
VIDEO: SF George Floyd protester throws object, breaks back window of police cruiser


Demonstrators moved to the Mission District where they bent a knee in front of the police station. Officers stood and watched.

The protestors made their way back to City Hall before vandalizing stores on Market Street.

VIDEO: Demonstrators march to SF City Hall to protest George Floyd death
VIDEO: Demonstrators march to SF City Hall to protest George Floyd death


This protest follows massive nationwide protests Friday night in response to Floyd's death, including in Oakland.

The protest left significant damage in the streets of Oakland with many storefronts destroyed and windows shattered.

Floyd died Monday in Minneapolis.

RELATED: George Floyd death: Oakland protest ends in flames, dozens detained, storefronts damaged

Video shows police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on Floyd's neck until he became motionless.

The police officer was arrested Friday on murder and manslaughter charges in connection to Floyd's death.

Take a look at the latest stories and videos about the investigation into George Floyd's death in Minneapolis.
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