SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Here are all the latest updates on Saturday night’s protests.
The Sacramento Police Department said at least two people were arrested during Saturday night’s protests. One was taken into custody for pointing a laser into an officer’s eyes and another for resisting officers, the department said.
Items confiscated from the two individuals were a bottle of urine, gas masks and a smoke bomb, police said.
As of now one subject has been arrested for directing a laser in an officer’s eyes. Another suspect was arrested for resisting officers. The suspects were in possession of the items below. Among these items were a bottle of urine, gas masks and a smoke bomb. pic.twitter.com/ZxvqZztRe6
— Sacramento Police (@SacPolice) August 30, 2020
Police were seen searching a vehicle next to Cesar Chavez Park. CBS13 witnessed a couple of people being detained but Sacramento police have not confirmed any arrests as of yet.
Police in riot gear circled around this car. We witnessed them searching it next to Cesar Chavez. We did also see a couple people detained with zip ties around their wrists. No confirmation yet on arrests. pic.twitter.com/FLEXcvG9rN
— Heather Janssen (@Heather_Janssen) August 30, 2020
At around 10:15 p.m., the crowd was seen dispersing and the protest has seemingly wrapped up. Saturday night’s events were relatively short compared to the last two days.
Graffiti was seen on multiple buildings and a Tri-Counties Bank sustained broken windows.
Crowds made their way toward Cesar Chavez Park again. Chants have continued and more buildings were vandalized.
A crowd of around 75-100 people is moving through the streets yelling out chants of “ACAB” and “No Justice No Peace.” Protesters have also called out the names of Jacob Blake, Stephon Clark and George Floyd.
The crowd was near The Bank in downtown and Golden 1 Center.
Graffiti on a bail bonds building said “Police Are Domestic Terrorists.”
A third round of protests following the shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin is unfolding in downtown Sacramento on Saturday following two straight days that saw multiple buildings defaced and damaged.
Antifa Sacramento, which led a demonstration Friday night, warned protesters on Facebook of a potentially armed individual who they said may in the streets of downtown on Saturday.
The protest was planned for 8 p.m. and shortly after then, about two dozen people believed to protesters were seen gathered in Cesar Chavez Park, but shortly after 8:30 p.m., things remained fairly uneventful with some chants.
Mayor Steinberg tweeted out a response to Saturday night’s events saying, “The last two nights have been challenging for our city. Any damage to public and private buildings is wrong. But it is also important to have a perspective, especially where other cities have experienced injuries, deaths, and large scale destruction.”
— @mayor_Steinberg (@Mayor_Steinberg) August 29, 2020
On Saturday, events turned out less destructive than the day prior, but CBS13 crews witnessed several instances of graffiti and some damage to buildings. Some windows at the Sacramento Music Circus were broken.
Police quickly subdued a man who started swinging a sword at some members of the crowd. It’s unclear who the man was affiliated with, and no one was hurt in the incident.
On Thursday, several buildings including the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department and District Attorney’s Office had windows broken and walls covered in graffiti.
The groups in each day’s protests that caused damage and vandalized buildings were not affiliated with more peaceful groups that demonstrated earlier each day in the wake of the shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin.
On Saturday, the second demonstration, which was promoted by Antifa Sacramento, started around 8 p.m. and quickly became violent.
Over 150 people gathered in downtown on Saturday.
Stay with CBS13 for updates on Saturday nights protests.