SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — On the fifth day of George Floyd demonstrations, protestors gathered at the State Capitol to once again make their presence known and ended the night at Cesar Chavez Plaza.

The group of passionate and peaceful demonstrators convened on Capitol Mall to protest police brutality and remember the life of George Floyd.

At the beginning of the protest Tuesday, a large group of doctors and nurses gathered at the protest and knelt in protest of police brutality.

“We are not a threat. We are human just like everybody else, and we have the right to live and breathe. It’s not right that we are treated differently it doesn’t feel good,” Registered Nurse Keyonna Murry said.

Everyday Murry says she’s faced with two fights. First, an unprecedented pandemic.

“Right now with everything going on with the virus, our job is hard. We wake up every day, we signed up for this and we take the challenge,” she said.

But she also has a second battle to fight.

“First of all, I’m black and any time something that’s racially charged or motivated happens in this society it’s up to me to come out and protest,” Murry said.

Around 6 p.m., another group of protesters marched to the east steps of the capitol joining the group of medical professionals. Chanting “George Floyd” with their hands up, the protesters took a knee and asked CHP officers stationed on the capitol steps to join them, but officers did not.

The crowd gathering in Cesar Chavez park continuing to demand a change as the 8 p.m. curfew in Sacramento approached.

”I’m just hoping to see actual protocols casual laws put in place to prohibit stuff like this from happening,” protester Nicole from Sacramento said.

Protesters began clearing out from Cesar Chavez Plaza around 9:30 p.m. and after most were gone, law enforcement took over the streets. Several people were arrested for violating the curfew.

READ MORE: Police Enforcing Curfew In Sacramento, Several Arrests Made

Stevante Clark, the brother of Stephon Clark who was shot several times and killed by Sacramento police officers back in 2018, is once again supporting protestors in the fight against injustice.

The crowd has been reflecting on what’s happened over the last few days and what they can do to make a change. All of this while members of the California National Guard, which was deployed after several nights of civil unrest, look on.

Over the weekend, there was vandalism and looting in Sacramento, but the group at the capitol Tuesday showed there is a major distinction between the people who were causing damage and the ones who are here to protest police brutality.

A curfew remains in effect in Sacramento and starts at 8 p.m. Last night at least 50 people were arrested for breaking the curfew around 10 p.m. after a large, peaceful protest had ended.

READ MORE: At Least 50 Arrested After Sacramento Curfew Goes Into Effect

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  1. j b says:

    good place to protest I am with you in spirit, government union employees must stop evil people from staying on the job. The government unions are involved in protecting bad people in many cases. This is not about citizens or business owners. sad you have helped destroy so many lives.

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