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Demonstrations continue in the Bay Area as part of nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd. Other demonstrations in the region are being held to highlight other causes.

Here's a look at the latest updates.

Friday, September 25

Police in Oakland are asking the public to avoid the 1500 block of Harrison due to traffic congestion caused by ongoing protests. The 12th Street City Center BART station is closed due to civil unrest.

Saturday, September 19

Police in Emeryville have confirmed that around 100 to 200 people are blocking traffic at Shellmound and Bay Streets.

Saturday, August 29

Oakland Police have declared an unlawful assembly on Mandana Boluevard. They tweeted that anyone who refuses to disperse will face arrest. The public was asked to avoid the area after agitators threw objects at officers, injuring one, police said.

Friday, August 28

Police in Oakland are asking the public to avoid the area of Telegraph Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard as a large group marches southbound on Telegraph.

Saturday, August 8

Highway 101 in Morgan Hill has reopened in both directions after a peaceful protest moved onto the highway, causing a closure of both lanes, officials said.

Thursday, July 2

Several events and rallies are scheduled to take place during the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Here's a lineup of what we know about so far:


  • 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. "Die in" protest at the Alameda police station. Info here.
  • 2 p.m. Racial equality march in Santa Clara. Details here.
  • 4 p.m. Protest sign making event in Petaluma. Details here.
  • 4 p.m. Memorial service for Black lives murdered with Raging Grannies in Palo Alto. Details here.
  • 4 p.m. "Hyphy Skate Protest" in Oakland. Details here.
  • 5 p.m. "Defund the Sheriff! Sanctuary Now!" in Marin. Info here.
  • 5:30 p.m. San Francisco protest at Coit Tower. Details here.


  • 8 a.m. #BLM protest in San Jose. Details here.
  • 11 a.m. Protest in Fairfield. Info here.
  • 12 noon Racial equality march in Petaluma. Details here.
  • 12 noon "Momo's Biggity Black March" at Mosswood Park in Oakland. Details here.
  • 1 p.m. Racial equality march in Danville. Info here.
  • 2 p.m. Unity march for systemic change in San Jose. Details here.
  • 5 p.m. Racial equality protest in Marin. Info here.
  • 5 p.m. Youth detention rally in San Jose. Details here.
  • 6 p.m. Racial equality march in San Francisco from Mission High to City Hall. Details here.
  • 8 p.m. Racial equality protest in San Jose. Details here.


  • 10 a.m. "No Justice, No Peace!" protest in Vacaville. Details here.
  • 2 p.m. Golden Gate Park statues rally. Info here.
  • 3 p.m. "Reclaim South San Francisco" protest. Details here.
  • 6:30 p.m. George Floyd memorial walk in San Francisco. Details here.

Sunday, June 21

Some demonstrations and protests are expected to take place today across the Bay Area:

  • 24 Hours of Peaceful Protest, Santa Rosa
  • 10:30 a.m. - Sit, Walk & Listen Because Black Lives Matter, Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco
  • 11 a.m. - Black Lives Matter Mural Art Appreciation & Street Clean Up, Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland
  • 12 p.m. - Skateboarding Protest on Father's Day, Fremont
  • 12 p.m. - Disband Police Rally and Protest March, Green Meadow Park, San Francisco
  • 1:30 p.m. - Skate 4 Black Lives, San Francisco
  • 5 p.m. - Defund the Police State Protest, Courthouse Square, Redwood City
  • 7:30 p.m. - Ocean Beach Memorial Sunset Stroll for George Floyd, San Francisco
  • 7:30 p.m. - Paddle Out for George Floyd, Ocean Beach, San Francisco

Saturday, June 20

There are several demonstrations and protests planned for the rest of the day. Here's some information:

  • 9 a.m. - Peaceful Protest and 100 Car Caravan, Oakland
  • 9 a.m. - Chalk for Justice for Black Lives Matter, Bay Area wide
  • 9:15 a.m. - 108 Sun Salutations in Solidarity, Marina Green
  • 10 a.m. - Peaceful Protest March Highway 9, Felton
  • 10 a.m. - Black Kings March, Oakland
  • 10 a.m. - 5K for Black Lives, Burlingame
  • 10 a.m. - Peaceful Children's Walk to Support Racial Justice, Menlo Park
  • 10 a.m. - San Quentin Car Caravan "No Justice Under Capitalism," Larkspur
  • 11 a.m. - Black Lives Matter Community Yoga, San Francisco Dolores Park
  • 12 p.m. - March for Freedom & Justice, San Francisco Ferry Building
  • 12 p.m. - Juneteenth Celebration, Richmond Marina
  • 12 p.m. - Black Lives Matter Protest and March, San Leandro High School
  • 1 p.m. - The Hood Squad BBQ Protest, East Palo Alto
  • 1 p.m. - Rally in the Valley, San Geronimo Valley
  • 1 p.m. - 24 Hours of Peaceful Protest, Santa Rosa
  • 2 p.m. - Skate for Floyd, Twin Peaks San Francisco
  • 2:30 p.m. - Dolores Park Celebration of Black Liberty & BBQ, San Francisco
  • 2 p.m. - Speak Up and Dribble Basketball Protest at SoMa Rec Center, San Francisco
  • 3 p.m. - Celebrate Black Community Walk at Rockridge BART, Oakland
  • 3 p.m. - Justice for Ally Rally, City Hall Vallejo
  • 3:30 p.m. - Backestro Park BBQ, San Jose
  • 4 p.m. - Health Workers Rally & Caravan for Black Lives, San Francisco
  • 6 p.m. - Black Women's Pride at Oscar Grant Plaza, Oakland
  • 6 p.m. - Black Lives Matter Peaceful Protest, Morgan Hill
  • 6:30 p.m. - Black Lives Open Mic, Brentwood

Wednesday, June 17

A couple demonstrations are expected to take place in the Bay Area today. Here's more information:

  • Caravan to Support Black Lives Matter, El Cerrito - 5:30 p.m.
  • Candlelight Vigil for Steven Taylor at Walmart on Hesperian, San Leandro - 6 p.m.

Tuesday, June 16

The family of Oscar Grant - a 22-year-old man who was killed in 2009 at the Oakland BART station - wants BART director to step down, saying that she tried to defend a police officer for killing Grant in 2009.

The family wore shirts and masks in honor of Grant during a demonstration. Read more about it here.

Monday, June 15

List of scheduled protests for Monday, June 15:

7 a.m. -- Fruitvale Sunrise Ceremony/Wake-up Call to Defund Oakland Police Department. Mariachi band, Aztec dancers, banners. Fruitvale Avenue and East 17th Street, Oakland

8 a.m. -- Wake-up North Oakland March/Mural to Defund OPD. Street mural, marching bands, white-coat doctors, marchers, banners. Studio One Arts Center, 365 45th St., Oakland

9 a.m. -- Wake-up East Oakland Car Caravan to Defund OPD. Children chalking, cars with banners. Merritt College, 12121 Campus Ave., Oakland

Noon -- Black Lives Matter and other activists hold a car caravan protest in the neighborhood of Contra Costa County Sheriff David Livingston to protest the department budget, as well as close juvenile hall. Start: Safeway, 3496 Camino Tassajara, Danville, and drive to 868 Dolphin Drive, Danville

Sunday, June 14

Protesters blocked the upper deck of the Bay Bridge Sunday afternoon for over an hour and some painted or drew "#BLM" in bright yellow on the road. Details here.

Here's a look at some of the demonstrations scheduled to take place today:

  • At noon, a Black Lives Matter caravan car protest in Antioch will start at 5 Marine Plaza.
  • At 2 p.m. a demonstration supporting the elimination of police in Oakland schools will meet at La Escuelita Elementary School. The address is 1050 Second St. A march and vehicle caravan will proceed to Lakeview Elementary at 746 Grand Avenue.
  • From 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., musical performers will show solidarity with the movement to defund the Oakland Police Department with a concert called Black Music Matters at Edoff Lake Merritt Bandstand. Please note that social distancing and masks are required. “We are coming together not only to provide cultural contributions to the movement for justice, but to also assert the world we want to live in,” the creators wrote in a statement.
  • At 2 p.m. a family-friendly social distancing march will begin at San Jose City Hall and continue to the San Jose Police Department. The 95 Theses of Public Safety march is in support of police accountability. Masks are mandatory.

Police unions from San Francisco, San Jose and Los Angeles are unveiling a reform agenda to find racist officers among their ranks and "root those individuals out of the law enforcement profession," according to a statement. Read more here.

Saturday, June 13

Preview below provided by Bay City News:

Several protests in support of the Black Lives Matter movement are planned around the Bay Area, including a march from Oakland to Berkeley and a demonstration at the Vallejo Police Department.

The "Taking a Knee for Change: Say Their Names" event in the East Bay is underway, with protesters gathering at Rockridge BART station in Oakland and planning to march to Berkeley. The event includes speeches at Sproul Plaza at UC Berkeley and a moment of silence to honor the life of George Floyd and other victims of police brutality.

Organizers, from SEIU Local 1021 and a coalition of labor and community leaders, will present a list of demands calling for the civilianizing of police departments and increasing investments into community and social services.

In Milpitas at 2 p.m., there will be a NAACP March for Black Lives, from Milpitas City Hall to the police station.

In San Francisco, a 3 p.m. "Bay Area Blackout" event will start at Mission High School followed by a march to city hall.

Another march will take place at 3 p.m. in Vallejo, where Vessels of Vallejo Demanding Change will rally and march from city hall to the Vallejo Police Department.

Friday, June 12

We're monitoring demonstrations scheduled to take place across the Bay Area today. Here's a breakdown:

  • 10 a.m. — Athletes United for Justice Rally at San Francisco City Hall
  • 3:30 p.m. — Dance in the Streets for Revolution in Alameda
  • 4 p.m. — Women in Solidarity at Dolores Park in San Francisco
  • 4 p.m. — Lake Merritt Drum Circle Family Friendly “Hyphy Protest” in Oakland
  • 4 p.m. — NAACP Youth Council March from City Hall to Hall of Justice in San Francisco
  • 5 p.m. — “The Hood Squad” Protest at Jack Farrell Park in East Palo Alto
  • 5:30 p.m. — Young Black Professionals March and Caravan at Jefferson Square Park in San Francisco 
  • 6 p.m. — SF Pulse 4th Year Memorial and Black Lives Matter Solidarity Movement at The Castro in San Francisco
  • 6 p.m. — Daly City/Colma – Car Caravan in Solidarity
  • 8 p.m. — FTP Speak Out at MacArthur BART in Oakland

The demonstrations aren’t letting up. Bay Area young people led a rally at San Francisco City Hall and some executives from the Golden State Warriors joined in. Watch here.

Protesters dancing in the streets of Alameda Friday weren’t celebrating. They were showing support for a Black man who was handcuffed and detained by police recently after they received calls of a man dancing along a street. Full story here.

Check it out. There's another huge Black Lives Matter mural in the Bay Area. This one is in San Francisco.

We’re now seeing hundreds of murals across the Bay Area. Color, creativity and social justice. But who’s organizing all of this? Raj Mathai spoke to one of them — Jonathan Delong from Oakland. Watch the interview here.

Thursday, June 11

Change is coming to policing in San Francisco. San Francisco police will stop responding to neighbor disputes, reports on homeless people, school discipline interventions and other non-criminal activities as part of a police reform plan the mayor announced. Read more here.

A San Francisco Sheriff’s captain caught on video pushing a protester to the ground is now facing both criminal and internal probes. Read our Investigative Unit story here.

A protest was held outside Highland Hospital in Oakland to demand justice following a recent officer-involved shooting. Family members say Brianna Colombo was pregnant when California Highway Patrol officers shot at her and her boyfriend, Erik Salgado, in Oakland Saturday night. Salgado died in the shooting. Details here.

Wednesday, June 10

Calls for dismantling the police department in San Francisco were loud and clear as dozens of people called in to Wednesday’s police commission meeting to demand the department be abolished and its funding be spent on social services. The commission also questioned Chief Bill Scott on police tactics used during protests last week. Check out the chief's response here.

A day after George Floyd was laid to rest in his native Houston, protests continued across the nation and the Bay Area.

The Daly City police posted on Twitter that a demonstration is taking place today at 1 p.m. and traffic control will be in place. Here's more:

Medical workers in the South Bay will hold a moment of silence today and take a knee in solidarity of George Floyd's death. More details here.

Tuesday, June 9

Demonstrators once again took to Bay Area streets today to participate in rallies and marches in the wake of the death of George Floyd and other black men and women at the hands of police.

Monday, June 8

Rallies and marches once again took place across the Bay Area today. Take a look at some of the demonstrations below.

A stretch of 15th Street in downtown Oakland has been transformed into a #BlackLivesMatter mural. Read more here.

Speaking of artwork, murals inspired by the local and nationwide demonstrations are popping up across the Bay Area. Here's a look at some of the pieces.

Artwork Inspired By Bay Area George Floyd Protests

Protesters and social justice activists are demanding to defund police departments across the nation, including San Jose. San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo says what his police department needs is a reform rather than a defund. Here's more.

Today, more protests and demonstrations are expected in the cities of Martinez, Antioch, Richmond, Oakland, Berkeley and San Francisco.

Sunday, June 7

After thousands of protesters flocked Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco Saturday, many others continue to march against the killing of George Floyd.

Today, marches and rallies are expected in the cities of Vallejo, Oakland, San Francisco and San Bruno.

Saturday, June 6

Marches, rallies and even a funeral procession protest will take place today across the Bay Area on what marks a week of demonstrations against the death of George Floyd.

Demonstrations have been peaceful and numerous curfews have been lifted as a response.

NBC Bay Area's SkyRanger captured video of thousands of protesters who gathered at San Francsico's Golden Gate Bridge.

NBC Bay Area's Christie Smith reports that the peaceful protest was organized by 17-year-old Tiana Day and 19-year-old Mimi Zoila.

NBC Bay Area's investigative reporter Bigad Shaban was at the march, and took to Twitter to share some photos. Check them out here:

More protests and demonstrations are expected across the Bay Area in the cities of San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose and Berkeley.

Friday, June 5

Marches and rallies showed no signs of slowing down today. Demonstrators clamoring for change took to the streets in several Bay Area cities, including San Jose, Pleasanton, Walnut Creek and Pittsburg. Check out some of the footage below.

In Mill Valley, demonstrators cheered for three police officers who took a knee. They also joined the crowd in a moment of silence.

Organizers put the demonstration together well before Mill Valley Mayor Sashi McEntee made comments about Black Lives Matter. She issued an apology but it's doing little to quiet critics. More about it here.

In Oakland, Mayor Libby Schaaf took a knee and asked hundreds to join her in honoring the memory of George Floyd and other victims of police brutality. Read what she had to say here.

Thursday, June 4

Several demonstrations are taking place across the Bay Area today. Marches and rallies were planned in cities such as Livermore, San Jose, Fremont and San Francisco. Check out some of the footage below:

Doctors from the Department of Internal Medicine held a demonstration at Highland Hospital in Oakland.

Several local jurisdictions have lifted curfews put in place following looting and rioting. Wondering if your city is under a curfew or not? Click here for a detailed list.

The CAPS African American Mental Health Team is hosting a virtual community mental health check-in. Details from an Instagram post below.

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Packed demonstrations in San Francisco and Oakland went well past curfews in those cities late Wednesday night but remained peaceful and orderly.

Wednesday, June 3

Rallies and marches for George Floyd continued today across the Bay Area. People demonstrated in cities such as San Francisco, Oakland, Los Gatos, East Palo Alto and Hayward. Check out some of the footage below.

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry, his wife Ayesha and other Warriors players joined the march and rally in Oakland.

Feeling compelled to take action? Here are some things you can do when you want to do better, but don't know where to start.

About 20 people were arrested Tuesday night in San Francisco for violating the city curfew. In Oakland, a day after 100 were arrested, police said there were no arrests for curfew violation.

The decrease in arrests goes to show that protests are in fact being peaceful. And it looks like that's being seen all across the state. Take a look at how other cities in California have protested, here.

Today at 1 p.m. San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo will host a virtual tribute to George Floyd. The mayor is asking others to "join the movement" by kneeling or sitting in silence. Here's more information.

Santa Rosa police officers arrested more than 75 people who were out after curfew.

Tuesday, June 2

With so much going on across the country, many fear the message of the protests is getting lost with the looting. Many are hoping the demonstrations lead to change and longtime professor and activist Dr. Clayborne Carson says it needs to happen in society and policing. Read what he had to say, here.

About 300 people marched in Oakland tonight, a smaller and more peaceful group than previous nights. Details here.

San Francisco police arrested about 20 people for violating the city's curfew. Read more about it here.

About 100 people and nearly 40 cars surrounded the Vallejo Police Department hours past the 8 p.m. curfew.

Dozens of demonstrators gathered outside San Jose City Hall past the city’s 8:30 p.m. curfew.

Demonstrators across the Bay Area marched and rallied in the name of George Floyd today. Check out some of the footage below.

After the death of George Floyd at hands of Minneapolis police, San Francisco leaders have decided to revisit their policies regarding the hiring of officers from other departments. For more details, click here.

The San Jose City Council is considering either lifting or extending an overnight curfew through the weekend as looting continues. Here's more.

Have you seen tons of black squares flooding your Instagram feed? That's because today is #BlackOutTuesday, which started as an intent to be a show of solidarity with the Black Lives Matters movement and a "day of silence" for workers in the music industry to raise awareness. Read more about it here.

After video of an ex-Minneapolis police officer with his knee on George Floyd’s neck sparked international protests, a handful of videos depicting other officers using similar tactics surfaced.

One of the cases involves a San Francisco police officer. Our NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit took a deep dive into this, and here's what they found.

Some people believe increasing diversity within law enforcement agencies could help reduce the prevalence of officer misconduct. But will it, really? Here's what our Investigative Unit found.

After days of looting and curfew in place, the city of San Jose is under massive clean up right now. This is what city Mayor Sam Liccardo had to say:

In Santa Rosa, 27 people were arrested after hours of protesting and blocking U.S. Highway 101 south of Steele Lane.

Because of the curfews, the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit will be ending bus service at 7:30 p.m. every day through Friday this week. Here's more.

Monday, June 1

The Alameda County Sheriff's Office says over 100 people have been arrested. “It’s time to go home,” officials tweeted.

In Oakland, police made at least 40 arrests. Details here.

Police responded to reports of looting at Hilltop Mall in Richmond as well as Solano Mall in Fairfield.

Demonstrators blocked a portion of Interstate 680 at North Main Street in Walnut Creek. Officers eventually cleared the freeway and reopened lanes back to traffic.

Protesters temporarily blocked traffic on Highway 101 in Palo Alto this afternoon. They were eventually removed and all lanes reopened.

Local marches and rallies in the name of George Floyd continued today. Demonstrators took to the streets in cities such as Oakland, Walnut Creek, Castro Valley and Dublin.

After another night of civil unrest in Oakland, dozens of people with trash bags, brooms and towels went to downtown today to clean up graffiti and debris.

Over in San Francisco, actor Jamie Foxx, Mayor London Breed and other community leaders staged a peaceful "kneel-in."

Walnut Creek police are urging everyone to avoid the downtown area Monday due to potential protests planned and additional calls on social media for violence and looting. Police are also telling businesses in the downtown area to not open and for owners to take measure to prevent property damage.

Hayward police shot a male suspect after responding to alleged looting at a CVS store early this morning. Details here.

Oakland police say 60 people were arrested overnight Monday, including three suspected of shooting at police headquarters.

SFPD Chief William Scott said 87 people were arrested Sunday night for violating the city's curfew and follows 33 arrests made the night before for "criminal activity."

Union City authorities say a curfew will be implemented starting Monday evening due to widespread looting and vandalism. Details to be announced.

In the East Bay, looters and vandals ransacked a Walmart in San Leandro, and a fire broke out in the store. A Hayward gun store reportedly was hit by looters.

Sunday, May 31

San Francisco police say they have made 80 arrests in the Market Street, SOMA and Union Square areas for violations of the curfew order or looting

Danville has declared a state of emergency due to the civil unrest amid looting and riots. The city has enacted a curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. effective Sunday.

A judge in Santa Clara County has ordered the closure of all branches of the Santa Clara Superior court effective Monday after the City of San Jose declared a state of emergency.

“With consideration for the safety of the public, our judicial officers and employees, I have made the difficult decision to close our courthouses tomorrow,” said Judge Deborah A. Ryan.

Milpitas police say Nieman Marcus at the Great Mall was hit late Sunday by a coordinated burglary involving 100 people and 50 cars. When officers arrived on scene, the group sped away.

Police in Fremont are asking the public to please stay home amid reports of civil unrest and looting. Pacific Commons and the HUB are closed.

Due to civil disturbances, the the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District is suspending most bus service through midnight tonight. The following Richmond bus lines continue to operate:  70, 71, 74, 76 and 376.

The Alameda County Sheriff's Office is advising residents to stay home and only travel if necessary after reports of large groups of rioters and looters move through the East Bay. Freeway, road and exit closures are expected.

Pleasant Hill has implemented a curfew from 9:30 p.m. through 5:30 a.m. Monday. It will continue each night until rescinded, police say.

The City of Santa Clara has declared a local state of emergency and has announced that a curfew will go into effect at 8:30 p.m.. The state of emergency is due to the civil unrest in nearby San Jose.

Police in San Francisco have declared an unlawful assembly at City Hall just after an 8 p.m. curfew went into effect.

BART is reporting several station closures due to civil disturbances. Here's a list: Hayward, Lafayette, Powell Street, Bay Fair, Oakland City Center, Walnut Creek, Civic Center and Concord.

Walnut Creek officials have announced a new citywide curfew after looters hit Broadway Plaza. The curfew, effective today, will take place from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. All businesses in downtown Walnut Creek are asked to close immediately.

NBC Bay Area's Robert Handa is in Morgan Hill around 6 p.m. where a peaceful protest is taking place.

San Francisco's curfew starts at 8 p.m. and will last through 5 a.m. Mayor London Breed has said the National Guard will be on standby. More details here.

San Jose announced it too will be implementing a curfew starting at 8:30 p.m. to 5 a.m., and will last for the next seven days or until further notice. Read more here.

San Jose Police Chief Eddie Garcia said his officers have made at least 100 arrests over the past 48 hours during protests.

In Oakland, downtown merchants worked to clean up in the aftermath of destruction from protests held the night before. Check our coverage here.

A photo of the Santa Cruz mayor and police chief kneeling during a protest has gone viral and making its rounds on social media. More on how the image is making an impact across the nation.

A protest was also held in Napa. View video from police below.

Saturday, May 29

San Francisco Mayor London Breed late Saturday announced the city would be implementing a curfew due to violence from George Floyd protests.

A San Jose woman has been arrested on suspicion of intentionally striking a protester with an SUV. Details here.

In a series of incidents that officials say are not related to the George Floyd protests, looters in Emeryville set fire to vehicles, broke into businesses and stole merchandise. Read more here.

Friday, May 28

Outrage over George Floyd's death spilled onto Bay Area freeways and streets. The mostly peaceful protests took a destructive turn late in the evening in some cities. Recap here.

A federal officer was killed in a shooting in Oakland. Authorities are investigating and have not confirmed if the shooting was tied to protests in the area.

And here's a timeline on how the protests in San Jose played out.

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