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Crowd clogs Golden Gate Bridge amid marches for George Floyd

San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge
Posted at 10:18 PM, Jun 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-06 21:10:47-04

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A diverse crowd of thousands of demonstrators outraged by the death of George Floyd tied up San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge with the acquiescence of authorities Saturday. Roderick Sweeney, who is black, was overwhelmed to see the large turnout of white protesters waving signs that said “Black Lives Matter.” Thousands of demonstrators filled the streets in San Francisco, Sacramento, Simi Valley, San Diego, Los Angeles and other locations, continuing more than a week of protest marches. The demonstrations have been boisterous but non-violent. That's in contrast to last weekend, when some protesters smashed windows, burned police cars and confronted cordons of riot-clad police.