Several demonstrations were planned Wednesday in Orange County tied to last week’s in-custody death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Anaheim police closed several streets around City Hall to provide a safe space for protesters in advance of a 10 a.m. demonstration. By 10:30 a.m. a small, peaceful crowd could be seen gathering in front of City Hall.
Sgt. Shane Carringer of the Anaheim Police Department said police expected a peaceful demonstration and have been in contact with protest organizers.
Four separate Black Lives Matter protests were scheduled in Newport Beach, and at least another six protests were planned throughout the county, according to Newport Beach Police Chief Jon Lewis.
The Newport Beach events are:
— Noon at MacArthur Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway;
— 2 p.m. at the Newport Pier;
— 5 p.m. at San Miguel Drive and Avocado Avenue;
— 5 p.m. at Back Bay View Park, Jamboree Road and Pacific Coast Highway.
And in Garden Grove, a protest against police brutality will be held at 3 p.m. in front of City Hall at 11222 Acacia Parkway.
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