PHOTOS: Saturday’s Protests Began Peacefully in Pan Pacific Park Before Tensions Mounted

Another day of protests in Los Angeles following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis

By now we’ve all seen images of cop cars vandalized and burning near the intersection of Fairfax and 3rd Street as tensions between protesters and police reached a fever pitch, a situation that continued well into Saturday night as a curfew was imposed and the National Guard was called in by Mayor Eric Garcetti, and a state of emergency was declared by Governor Gavin Newsom.

Earlier in the day on Saturday, Black Lives Matter protesters gathered in Pan-Pacific Park to demonstrate. (Photos by Wayne Nathan)

As the day progressed, tensions between protesters and police mounted. Los Angeles reporter Samuel Braslow was grazed by a rubber bullet while observing the scene outside CBS Studios on 3rd Street. (Photos by Samuel Braslow)

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