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More than 100 people protesting in Downtown Bakersfield Saturday evening

Posted at 5:18 PM, May 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-30 21:55:51-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — More than 100 people are gathered for a second night of protesting in Downtown Bakersfield Saturday evening.

The protesters are demanding justice for George Floyd, a black man killed after a white police officer knelt on his neck while detaining him in Minneapolis Monday.

Since, protests across the country have ignited.

A reportedly peaceful gathering outside of Bakersfield Police Headquarters Friday, turned violent when a driver veered his car through the crowded streets, striking a 15-year-old girl.

According to BPD, ten people were arrested Friday for resisting and obstructing officers during the protest. Some throwing bottles and rocks at officers and vandalizing the BPD Fallen Officer Memorial.

BPD blocked off Truxtun Avenue and H Street with a barricade ahead of Saturday's protest.

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