What started as a peaceful protest yesterday in Balboa Park turned ugly just before 11pm last night in downtown San Diego. The protest originally started at Balboa Park early in the day. Protesters marched throughout downtown with the march ending at the police station just before 7pm with people kneeling in honor of George Floyd.Hundreds laid down on their stomachs with their arms behind their back, and chanted "I can't breathe" in honor of George Floyd. Before ending,protest leaders were telling those who marched to not commit vandalism.However later in the night it got pretty bad. Police had to declare an unlawful assembly for the area on Broadway right in front of the police station after people started throwing objects at the cops and lighting fireworks.There was looting and vandalism throughout the night.
In some positive news, for the second day, hundreds of people helped La Mesa businesses clean up after the riots over the weekend. The owner of Play It Again Sports in La Mesa said,“Most of these people I don’t know. They’re just there because they want to help. He says he and his family moved to San Diego a year and a half ago and he invested his entire life savings into the business. Two men from La Mesa Glass were offering to help repair storefronts for free. Many of the businesses that were damaged had planned to reopen yesterday after being closed for two months due to the coronavirus. Now, their re-openings have been delayed by about a week.
The Music Industry is supporting protests today with 'Black Out Tuesday. Several major record labels including Atlantic, Warner, Universal, Columbia, Sony, and Interscope Geffen are participating in a day to "disconnect from work and reconnect with our community. This is not a day off. Instead, this is a day to reflect and figure out ways to move forward in solidarity.”
The mission is to hold the industry at large, including major corporations + their partners who benefit from the efforts, struggles and successes of Black people accountable." No new music will be released. Fans are encouraged to get involved by donating or volunteering.
Click the link to find out how you can help: https://www.theshowmustbepaused.com/
Krispy Kreme Giving Out Free Doughnuts All Week
We could all use something free and sweet right now.
Krispy Kreme is celebrating National Doughnut Week by giving away free doughnuts all week.
From June 1st through June 5th, just stop into a Krispy Kreme location to pick up your free snack.
You can do it every day through Friday.
Meanwhile, several cities in San Diego had curfews last night in response to the protests, riots and looting across the county.
The City of El Cajon extended its curfew order from 7 p.m. Monday to 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.
The City of La Mesa ordered a citywide curfew from 7 p.m. Monday to 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.
The City of Lemon Grove imposed a citywide curfew from 7 p.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday.
The City of Poway enacted an emergency curfew from 8 p.m. Monday to 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.
The City of Santee extended its curfew order from 8 p.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday.
Unincorporated San Diego County
Unincorporated areas around Spring Valley and from Lakeside north to Poway are under curfew orders.
The curfew will be in effect from Monday at 8 p.m. until Tuesday at 5:30 a.m, according to the San Diego Sheriff’s Department.