11:20 a.m. : Thousands join Sacramento protests Saturday

Thousands of people marched against police brutality and racism, starting at the Golden 1 Center in downtown Sacramento, then heading east toward City

Hall, and gathering for demonstrations at Cesar Chavez Plaza.

Speakers at the plaza called for nationwide police reforms, including the end of carotid chokeholds by Sacramento police. Gov. Gavin Newsom called for local government to end the practice statewide earlier this week.

March stopped at Cesar Chavez, but there are so many people that it’s backed up at 10th & J pic.twitter.com/GW4I8cUiUr

— Nicole Nixon (@_Nixo) June 6, 2020

10 a.m.: City Council to vote on ending curfew

The Sacramento City Council will meet at 1 p.m. today to vote on ending the city's curfew and removing National Guard troops, according to a statement by Mayor Darrell Steinberg, as protests continued in downtown Sacramento Saturday.

"I will recommend the curfew be lifted immediately and the National Guard no longer be deployed," Steinberg wrote in a tweet. "Last night’s peaceful and powerful demonstrations give me confidence that these reluctant steps are no longer necessary."

Yesterday demonstrators gathered near Steinberg's home in the continued protests and against racism and police brutality. Sacramento Police reported no arrests or vandalism from Friday's protest.

Protests began early Saturday, with huge crowds meeting at the Golden 1 Center for a planned march around 10 a.m. Demonstrators plan to move through downtown Sacramento.

Crowd is snaking through downtown, not approaching the Capitol directly. Gives you a sense of how large the group is. pic.twitter.com/Ca5nqdywvR

— Nicole Nixon (@_Nixo) June 6, 2020


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