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Thousands Protest Peacefully Through L.A. County Tuesday - LA Weekly

The George Floyd protests continued Tuesday, as thousands of marchers walked the streets of L.A. County, from downtown L.A. and Hollywood to Manhattan Beach, Pasadena and even Windsor Square, where Mayor Eric Garcetti lives. 

The day was more peaceful than in days past, with the looting, vandalism and stand-offs with police not as prevalent. This comes on the heels of hundreds of arrests for curfew violations Monday.

In downtown L.A., thousands made their way to Los Angeles City Hall, as they were met by both LAPD and National Guard members without incident. At several points of the day, protesters did eight-minute kneeling tributes. Garcetti joined at one point. 

LAPD applauded the peaceful nature of Tuesday’s protests, tweeting out: 

“This afternoon we saw the best of Los Angeles. Thousands of peaceful demonstrators marched in solidarity. We will continue to facilitate everyone’s 1st amendment right to assemble peacefully…we will continue to listen, learn, and grow.”

Hundreds that gathered in front of Mayor Gacetti’s home stayed past the curfew, continuing to chant, although it did not appear that the mayor was there. 

Garcetti did address Angelenos at City Hall, however, saying that he did not plan on implementing a weeklong curfew, but would take things day-to-day.

As the 6 p.m. curfew went into effect, handfuls of lingering protesters throughout the city either allowed themselves to be arrested, or scattered in attempts to avoid police.