EL DORADO COUNTY (CBS13) — As protests continue across the nation and around Northern California over the killing of George Floyd, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office is taking some precautions in their area.

In a Facebook post Monday, the sheriff’s office said they are preparing for any civil unrest that might occur and are aware of social media posts mentioning their community.

In response to potential civil unrest, the sheriff’s office has increased patrol deputies and called in assistance from the National Guard.

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The sheriff’s office has also closed the Silva Valley Parkway off-ramp from Highway 50 starting at 5 p.m.

Also in El Dorado County, Placerville Police have shut down Main Street from Bedford to Sacramento Street from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. and increased law enforcement presence in the city in anticipation of civil unrest.

No protests have been reported in the county as of 8 p.m. Monday.

Placerville police said there is a planned protest for Wednesday.

Comments (2)
  1. XYZ says:

    Black thugs in fake security guard costumes w/window smashing tools/break in tools that’s what we are supposed to protect? On I-80 last pm vehicles with thugs deliberately ramming white folks, running up to them with 3 inch knives – that’s all allowed, right? MSM fanning flames of social disorder as usual, as antifa as these criminals. Wait til they come for you.

  2. cfb cfb says:

    Looks like the usual idiots in the comment section.

    As someone who lives in the area where the ramps were closed down and a national guard presence appeared, there have been zero problems with rioting or looting. What a waste of money.

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