Protests, mayhem continue, lead to more California curfews

  • A woman cries as she watches a building burn after a protest over the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in La Mesa, Calif. Protests were held in U.S. cities over the death of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25.

    A woman cries as she watches a building burn after a protest over the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in La Mesa, Calif. Protests were held in U.S. cities over the death of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. Associated Press

  • San Diego County sheriff officers stand guard in front of a burning bank building after a protest over the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in La Mesa, Calif. Protests were held in U.S. cities over the death of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25.

    San Diego County sheriff officers stand guard in front of a burning bank building after a protest over the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in La Mesa, Calif. Protests were held in U.S. cities over the death of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. Associated Press

  • People help clean up broken glass and debris after a protest over the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in La Mesa, Calif. Protests were held in U.S. cities over the death of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25.

    People help clean up broken glass and debris after a protest over the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in La Mesa, Calif. Protests were held in U.S. cities over the death of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. Associated Press

  • A worker for La Mesa Lumber paints over graffiti after a protest over the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in La Mesa, Calif. Protests were held in U.S. cities over the death of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25.

    A worker for La Mesa Lumber paints over graffiti after a protest over the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in La Mesa, Calif. Protests were held in U.S. cities over the death of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. Associated Press

  • A man looks on as a bank burns after a protest over the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in La Mesa, Calif. Protests were held in U.S. cities over the death of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25.

    A man looks on as a bank burns after a protest over the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in La Mesa, Calif. Protests were held in U.S. cities over the death of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. Associated Press

  • A woman sweeps around a burned truck after a protest over the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in La Mesa, Calif. Protests were held in U.S. cities over the death of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25.

    A woman sweeps around a burned truck after a protest over the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in La Mesa, Calif. Protests were held in U.S. cities over the death of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. Associated Press

  • Building owner Tony Gaipa, right, removes broken glass from his storefront after a protest over the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in La Mesa, Calif. Protests were held in U.S. cities over the death of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25.

    Building owner Tony Gaipa, right, removes broken glass from his storefront after a protest over the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in La Mesa, Calif. Protests were held in U.S. cities over the death of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. Associated Press

  • People help clean up broken glass and debris after a protest over the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in La Mesa, Calif. Protests were held in U.S. cities over the death of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25.

    People help clean up broken glass and debris after a protest over the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in La Mesa, Calif. Protests were held in U.S. cities over the death of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. Associated Press

  • Members of California National Guard stand guard outside the City Hall, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in Los Angeles. The National Guard is patrolling Los Angeles as the city begins cleaning up following a night of violent protests against police brutality. The demonstration Saturday night was sparked by the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25.

    Members of California National Guard stand guard outside the City Hall, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in Los Angeles. The National Guard is patrolling Los Angeles as the city begins cleaning up following a night of violent protests against police brutality. The demonstration Saturday night was sparked by the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25. Associated Press

  • Members of California National Guard are seen at a parking lot near Los Angeles Convention Center, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in Los Angeles. The National Guard is patrolling Los Angeles as the city begins cleaning up after a night of violence by demonstrators that saw clash with officers and torch police vehicles and pillage stores.

    Members of California National Guard are seen at a parking lot near Los Angeles Convention Center, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in Los Angeles. The National Guard is patrolling Los Angeles as the city begins cleaning up after a night of violence by demonstrators that saw clash with officers and torch police vehicles and pillage stores. Associated Press

  • A man passes a burning building after a protest over the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in La Mesa, Calif. Protests were held in U.S. cities over the death of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25.

    A man passes a burning building after a protest over the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in La Mesa, Calif. Protests were held in U.S. cities over the death of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. Associated Press

  • Workers clean up glass from a broken window at a Goodwill store after a protest over the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in La Mesa, Calif. Protests were held in U.S. cities over the death of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25.

    Workers clean up glass from a broken window at a Goodwill store after a protest over the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in La Mesa, Calif. Protests were held in U.S. cities over the death of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. Associated Press

  • Police form a line during a protest over the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in La Mesa, Calif. Protests were held in U.S. cities over the death of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25.

    Police form a line during a protest over the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in La Mesa, Calif. Protests were held in U.S. cities over the death of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. Associated Press

  • A bank burns during a protest over the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in La Mesa, Calif. Protests were held in U.S. cities over the death of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25.

    A bank burns during a protest over the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in La Mesa, Calif. Protests were held in U.S. cities over the death of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. Associated Press

  • A building burns during a protest over the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in La Mesa, Calif. Protests were held in U.S. cities over the death of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25.

    A building burns during a protest over the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in La Mesa, Calif. Protests were held in U.S. cities over the death of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. Associated Press

  • A man looks on as a bank burns after a protest over the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in La Mesa, Calif. Protests were held in U.S. cities over the death of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25.

    A man looks on as a bank burns after a protest over the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in La Mesa, Calif. Protests were held in U.S. cities over the death of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. Associated Press

  • Protesters clash with police officers during a demonstration in Los Angeles, Saturday, May 30, 2020, over the death of George Floyd, who died in police custody on Memorial Day in Minneapolis.

    Protesters clash with police officers during a demonstration in Los Angeles, Saturday, May 30, 2020, over the death of George Floyd, who died in police custody on Memorial Day in Minneapolis. Associated Press

  • Protesters run during clashes with police officers in Los Angeles, Saturday, May 30, 2020, over the death of George Floyd, who died in police custody on Memorial Day in Minneapolis.

    Protesters run during clashes with police officers in Los Angeles, Saturday, May 30, 2020, over the death of George Floyd, who died in police custody on Memorial Day in Minneapolis. Associated Press

  • Protesters stand on top of a burned vehicle during a demonstration in Los Angeles, Saturday, May 30, 2020, over the death of George Floyd, who died in police custody on Memorial Day in Minneapolis.

    Protesters stand on top of a burned vehicle during a demonstration in Los Angeles, Saturday, May 30, 2020, over the death of George Floyd, who died in police custody on Memorial Day in Minneapolis. Associated Press

  • People protest during a demonstration in Los Angeles, Saturday, May 30, 2020, over the death of George Floyd, who died in police custody on Memorial Day in Minneapolis.

    People protest during a demonstration in Los Angeles, Saturday, May 30, 2020, over the death of George Floyd, who died in police custody on Memorial Day in Minneapolis. Associated Press

  • People protesting over the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man in police custody in Minneapolis, gather across from Mission Police Station in San Francisco, Saturday, May 30, 2020.

    People protesting over the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man in police custody in Minneapolis, gather across from Mission Police Station in San Francisco, Saturday, May 30, 2020. Associated Press

  • People protesting over the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man in police custody in Minneapolis, gather outside of Mission Police Station in San Francisco, Saturday, May 30, 2020.

    People protesting over the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man in police custody in Minneapolis, gather outside of Mission Police Station in San Francisco, Saturday, May 30, 2020. Associated Press

  • Annah Dominis wears a face mask  with Black Lives Matter written on it, in San Francisco, Saturday, May 30, 2020,.at a protest over the Memorial Day death of George Floyd.  Floyd was a black man who was killed in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25..

    Annah Dominis wears a face mask with Black Lives Matter written on it, in San Francisco, Saturday, May 30, 2020,.at a protest over the Memorial Day death of George Floyd. Floyd was a black man who was killed in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25.. Associated Press

  • Los Angeles Police Department commander Cory Palka stands among several destroyed police cars as one explodes while on fire during a protest over the death of George Floyd, Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Los Angeles. Floyd died in police custody on Memorial Day in Minneapolis.

    Los Angeles Police Department commander Cory Palka stands among several destroyed police cars as one explodes while on fire during a protest over the death of George Floyd, Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Los Angeles. Floyd died in police custody on Memorial Day in Minneapolis. Associated Press

  • A protester shouts in front of a fire during a protest over the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man in police custody in Minneapolis, in Los Angeles, Saturday, May 30, 2020.

    A protester shouts in front of a fire during a protest over the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man in police custody in Minneapolis, in Los Angeles, Saturday, May 30, 2020. Associated Press

  • Musical artist Jeleel stands at a protest over the death of George Floyd, Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Los Angeles. Floyd died in police custody on Memorial Day in Minneapolis.

    Musical artist Jeleel stands at a protest over the death of George Floyd, Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Los Angeles. Floyd died in police custody on Memorial Day in Minneapolis. Associated Press

  • Nishelle Faith Seals, 13, stands with her family at a protest in response to the death of George Floyd in San Francisco Saturday, May 30, 2020. About 200-300 people made their way through the city in a demonstration, at one point blocking a highway offramp while they sat at an intersection and chanted the Floyd's name.

    Nishelle Faith Seals, 13, stands with her family at a protest in response to the death of George Floyd in San Francisco Saturday, May 30, 2020. About 200-300 people made their way through the city in a demonstration, at one point blocking a highway offramp while they sat at an intersection and chanted the Floyd's name. Associated Press

  • A woman stands on top of a car chanting as part of a protest in response to the death of George Floyd in San Francisco Saturday, May 30, 2020. About 200-300 marchers made their way through the city in a demonstration, at one point blocking a highway offramp while they sat at an intersection and chanted the Floyd's name.

    A woman stands on top of a car chanting as part of a protest in response to the death of George Floyd in San Francisco Saturday, May 30, 2020. About 200-300 marchers made their way through the city in a demonstration, at one point blocking a highway offramp while they sat at an intersection and chanted the Floyd's name. Associated Press

  • Demonstrators stand in front of police officers lined up Saturday, May 30, 2020, as part of a protest in response to the death of George Floyd, in San Francisco. About 200-300 marchers made their way through the city in a demonstration, at one point blocking a highway offramp while they sat at an intersection and chanted the Floyd's name.

    Demonstrators stand in front of police officers lined up Saturday, May 30, 2020, as part of a protest in response to the death of George Floyd, in San Francisco. About 200-300 marchers made their way through the city in a demonstration, at one point blocking a highway offramp while they sat at an intersection and chanted the Floyd's name. Associated Press

  • Demonstrators listen to speakers as part of a protest in response to the death of George Floyd in San Francisco in San Francisco Saturday, May 30, 2020. About 200-300 people made their way through the city in a demonstration, at one point blocking a highway offramp while they sat at an intersection and chanted the Floyd's name.

    Demonstrators listen to speakers as part of a protest in response to the death of George Floyd in San Francisco in San Francisco Saturday, May 30, 2020. About 200-300 people made their way through the city in a demonstration, at one point blocking a highway offramp while they sat at an intersection and chanted the Floyd's name. Associated Press

  • Marchers make their way down Bryant Street as part of a protest in response to the death of George Floyd in San Francisco Saturday, May 30, 2020. About 200-300 people made their way through the city in a demonstration, at one point blocking a highway offramp while they sat at an intersection and chanted the Floyd's name.

    Marchers make their way down Bryant Street as part of a protest in response to the death of George Floyd in San Francisco Saturday, May 30, 2020. About 200-300 people made their way through the city in a demonstration, at one point blocking a highway offramp while they sat at an intersection and chanted the Floyd's name. Associated Press

  • A member of California National Guard stands guard at a parking lot near Los Angeles Convention Center, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in Los Angeles. The National Guard is patrolling Los Angeles as the city begins cleaning up after a night of violence by demonstrators that saw clash with officers and torch police vehicles and pillage stores.

    A member of California National Guard stands guard at a parking lot near Los Angeles Convention Center, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in Los Angeles. The National Guard is patrolling Los Angeles as the city begins cleaning up after a night of violence by demonstrators that saw clash with officers and torch police vehicles and pillage stores. Associated Press

  • Protesters walk along Ocean Boulevard and chant slogans during a Black Lives Matter protest while blocking an intersection in Santa Monica, Calif. on Sunday, May 31, 2020, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day.

    Protesters walk along Ocean Boulevard and chant slogans during a Black Lives Matter protest while blocking an intersection in Santa Monica, Calif. on Sunday, May 31, 2020, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. Associated Press

  • Protesters stand on a corner and hold signs and chant slogan during a protest in Santa Monica, Calif., Sunday, May 31, 2020, over the death of George Floyd. Floyd died May 25 after he was pinned at the neck by a Minneapolis police officer.

    Protesters stand on a corner and hold signs and chant slogan during a protest in Santa Monica, Calif., Sunday, May 31, 2020, over the death of George Floyd. Floyd died May 25 after he was pinned at the neck by a Minneapolis police officer. Associated Press

  • Women driving by in a convertible raise their fists in support as Black Lives Matter protesters march past along Ocean Boulevard in Santa Monica, Calif. on Sunday, May 31, 2020, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day.

    Women driving by in a convertible raise their fists in support as Black Lives Matter protesters march past along Ocean Boulevard in Santa Monica, Calif. on Sunday, May 31, 2020, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. Associated Press

  • A police officer stands in front of a fire-damaged building as workers clean up, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in Los Angeles, following a night of unrest and protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25.

    A police officer stands in front of a fire-damaged building as workers clean up, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in Los Angeles, following a night of unrest and protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. Associated Press

  • A man cycles past a boarded-up store a day after mass demonstrations over the death of George Floyd Sunday, May 31, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif.

    A man cycles past a boarded-up store a day after mass demonstrations over the death of George Floyd Sunday, May 31, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Associated Press

  • Protesters march along San Francisco's Embarcadero on Sunday, May 31, 2020. Widespread demonstrations have erupted throughout the By Area following following the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25.

    Protesters march along San Francisco's Embarcadero on Sunday, May 31, 2020. Widespread demonstrations have erupted throughout the By Area following following the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. Associated Press

  • Alan Kokozian, center, oversees the damage to his shoe store Tony K,  Sunday, May 31, 2020, in Los Angeles, following a night of unrest and protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25.

    Alan Kokozian, center, oversees the damage to his shoe store Tony K, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in Los Angeles, following a night of unrest and protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. Associated Press

  • Alan Kokozian, center, oversees the damage to his shoe store Tony K, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in Los Angeles, following a night of unrest and protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25.

    Alan Kokozian, center, oversees the damage to his shoe store Tony K, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in Los Angeles, following a night of unrest and protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. Associated Press

  • A man walks past a Black Lives Matter signs a day after mass demonstrations over the death of George Floyd Sunday, May 31, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif.

    A man walks past a Black Lives Matter signs a day after mass demonstrations over the death of George Floyd Sunday, May 31, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Associated Press

 
 
Posted6/1/2020 7:00 AM

LOS ANGELES -- Armed National Guard soldiers lined the steps of Los Angeles City Hall and cities across California declared curfews Sunday to head off more violence after unruly demonstrators at earlier protests burned police cars, broke into stores and skirmished with officers.

In more than 20 cities, thieves smashed their way into businesses and ran off with as much as they could carry - boxes of sneakers, armloads of clothes and cellphones and TVs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Nearly 400 people were arrested in Los Angeles from unrest Saturday as protests have become increasingly violent over several nights because of outrage over the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd, Police Chief Michel Moore said.

Moore said he hoped the National Guard and additional officers deployed would help. But before the sun set, there was brazen theft in Santa Monica and Long Beach even while nearby protests were mostly peaceful.

Violence statewide include an arm wound suffered by a gunshot victim in Walnut Creek.

In Sacramento, where no curfew was imposed, nightfall brought more violence and destruction at businesses in the city's midtown area and near the Capitol after a largely peaceful daytime protest. Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at those who ignored orders to leave.

Across the state, devastated shop owners cleaned up.

In Emeryville, across the bay from San Francisco, where thieves stormed malls late Saturday, Keyla Calderon swept up glass outside the medical scrubs shop Uniform Advantage.

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Calderon's store had just reopened after being shuttered for six weeks under California's orders to stem spread of the coronavirus. She said she had just returned home Saturday when she learned the burglar alarm was triggered.

She turned on the news to see scenes of people breaking into her shop and others.

'To hear the alarm ring and see people destroy the store before my eyes, it was heartbreaking,' Calderon said. "We're all working hard to feed our family. We have nothing to do with these injustices, yet we're paying the consequences.'

Gov. Gavin Newsom deployed 1,000 members of the Guard to assist the 20,000 officers of the Los Angeles police and sheriff's departments, Mayor Eric Garcetti said. The San Francisco police chief said about 200 outside officers were en route.

Humvees lined up outside Los Angeles City Hall, and troops stood behind police on the steps of the building as protesters gathered despite a curfew.

Unrest in Santa Monica happened not far from a peaceful demonstration near the city's famous pier as looters targeted shops near the popular Third Street Promenade. They broke into a Gap store and a Vans sneaker store, walking out with boxes with no police in sight.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

A woman holding a sign saying 'End All Violence' tried to block a man with a hammer from smashing the door of an REI store. The man yanked her from the door. She returned to the doorway and another protester joined her and the vandals eventually moved on. But others later made off with merchandise.

As protesters gathered in Long Beach, thieves swarmed nearby stores at The Pike Outlets. A Forever 21 store was a favored target, and a steady stream emerged carrying armloads of clothing. Some stopped to change into stolen items.

A bizarre scene unfolded about a half-mile away when people stealing from a clothing store became trapped inside as police gathered outside the mostly boarded-up store front.

A woman screamed inside and then a man kicked his way out a window above the plywood and dropped to the sidewalk. He was followed by more than a half-dozen others, with one man throwing out an armload of clothes and then gathering them up and running off as police nearby didn't attempt to make arrests.

About 1,000 people marched through the streets of San Francisco, carrying signs and chanting 'George Floyd,' 'Black Lives Matter.'

'We're here because George Floyd was murdered in cold blood," Aliasiah Allah said.

In San Diego, a protest took an ominous turn after several hours when police said they fired tear gas to disperse a crowd pelting them with rocks and bottles.

In Los Angeles, damage from Saturday's violence included windows shattered at nearly every shop along a stretch of trendy Melrose Avenue.

Alan Kokozian looked up through a hole in the roof of Tony K's Shoe Store, where fire had burned and most of his inventory was stolen or damaged. He had pleaded for people to spare his establishment and was struck in the head with a bottle.

'This was not a political protest,' Kokozian said.

Officials acknowledged the anger of protesters over the death of Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee to Floyd's neck, and affirmed their right to demonstrate. But they condemned the wave of crime by a small number that had overshadowed the protest message.

'It breaks my heart, too, to think about the Angelenos protesting in peace and fighting for justice how this violence and looting clouds that picture," Garcetti said.

Yet it was hard to ignore images of police cars engulfed in flames in Los Angeles, people running out the broken door of an Alexander McQueen luxury clothing store on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills or demonstrators tossing fireworks at officers in Santa Ana.

There was also video of officers in skirmish lines in LA, some swinging clubs at protesters, others firing projectiles at people with their hands up and crowds running from a cloud of tear gas in Beverly Hills.

Garcetti praised the 99.99% of officers he said had shown restraint. Moore, who was on the front lines Saturday, said officers had acted appropriately, though he acknowledged some 'individual failures.'

Five LAPD officers were injured in the clashes and two hospitalized, including one who required surgery after his skull was fractured by a brick, Moore said.

San Francisco's popular Union Square saw people stealing leather bags from the Coach store and shoes from the Salvatore Ferragamo location, The Mercury News reported. Streets were littered with bras from Victoria's Secret and cushioned jewelry boxes from Swarovski.

Mayor London Breed said the city's 8 p.m. curfew would be extended indefinitely.

Breed expressed sadness about the destruction and said she was not going to tolerate the violence.

'I was extremely upset because unfortunately with some of the vandals, they thought this was a game, they thought this was funny," Breed said.

Protests also roiled the east San Diego suburb of La Mesa, where two adjacent banks burned to the ground.

'I think people are hurting and they're angry and they're trying to be heard because there's no other way to get anyone's attention,' Ally Kaiahua said of the property damage in La Mesa.

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Nguyen reported from Emeryville. Associated Press journalists Marcio Sanchez in Santa Monica, Janie Har and Juliet Williams in San Francisco, Elliot Spagat in La Mesa and John Antczak in Los Angeles contributed to this report.

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