Thousands of people marched against police brutality and racism Saturday in Sacramento.

The demonstration began at the Golden 1 Center downtown, then went east toward City Hall, before gathering 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 directed the practice to be dropped from state police training programs on Friday and called for local governments to end its use. Mayor Darrell Steinberg said he supports the move.

On Saturday, the Sacramento City Council voted to end the citywide curfew order. The deployment of the National Guard will also end at midnight.

Crowds demanding justice for George Floyd and others killed by police gather near Golden 1 Center in downtown Sacramento on Saturday.Andrew Nixon / CapRadio
Thousands march through Sacramento's Downtown Commons area Saturday in a demonstration against police violence.Andrew Nixon / CapRadio
Protesters hold up signs proclaiming "Black Lives Matter" and demanding justice for George Floyd and others killed by police in downtown Sacramento on Saturday.Andrew Nixon / CapRadio
People march for accountability in the deaths of George Floyd and others killed by police during a demonstration Saturday that gathered thousands to downtown Sacramento.Andrew Nixon / CapRadio
Protesters march at the State Capitol on Saturday, demonstrating against racism and police brutality.Andrew Nixon / CapRadio
People gather at the top of a parking garage by Sacramento City Hall on Saturday to view the thousands marching against racism and police brutality.Andrew Nixon / CapRadio
A view of from the top of a downtown parking garage of the thousands who demonstrated for police accountability in Sacramento on Saturday.Andrew Nixon / CapRadio
People hold signs at a parking garage near Sacramento City Hall on Saturday during a demonstration that gathered thousands to downtown.Andrew Nixon / CapRadio
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