By Elisabeth Smith

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The latest updates on the third Breonna Taylor protests in downtown Sacramento.

11:30 p.m.

After marching under Highway 50 and back then toward Southside Park, the protest appears to be wrapping up and demonstrators are dispersing.

11:21 p.m.

The small crowd began marching again up 10th Street after police blocked the intersection of 8th and T Street for about 30 minutes.

CBS13 witnessed several conversations between protesters and police officers at the intersection. Officers asked the protesters what they wanted, and protesters said they wanted to continue marching downtown. Eventually, officers let that happen.

In contrast to previous downtown protests, the crowd is staying in primarily residential areas of the city instead of the area around Cesar Chavez Plaza and the State Capitol.

10:40 p.m. 

Protesters have come face-to-face with officers in riot gear at the intersection of 8th and T Streets.

10:23 p.m. 

Police are closely following protesters as they move along Tomato Alley. For the most part, officers are keeping their distance and blocking roads as the protesters march.

10:13 p.m.

Protesters took two dumpsters from an alley, pulled them to the street and knocked them over in the roadway in front of a line of officers.

After knocking over the dumpsters, the protesters continued to march.

Sacramento police have advised that there are rolling road closures in effect downtown as demonstrators march through the streets.

10:05 p.m. 

Protesters blocked the street, standing in front of a police vehicle and chanting “Hands up, don’t shoot.”

Some officers in riot gear stood beside the vehicle. Police are not engaging with protesters.

Some demonstrators are chanting “why are you in riot gear.”

9:46 p.m. 

Protesters have begun to march again in downtown Sacramento after gathering for nearly an hour at Southside Park. Crowds are making their way east down T Street.

The crowd is chanting “Black lives matter,” “Black trans lives, they matter here” and “No justice, no peace.”

8:30 p.m.

The crowd, led by the organization JUICE, marched to Southside Park on 6th Street and chanted Breonna Taylor’s name three times.

Some protesters left the park while others appear to be staying around for a second protest.

8:22 p.m. 

A handful of protesters have gathered near the CHP building at 9th and R Streets.

Some held signs reading “Abolish ICE” and “No Justice, No Peace.”

After leading chants at the CHP building, the crowd started marching through the streets in downtown.

7:20 p.m. 

A third night of protests is planned for Friday in downtown Sacramento over the grand jury decision not to charge the officers involved in the death of Breonna Taylor earlier this year.

Friday night’s events are expected to begin at around 8 p.m. in downtown. An exact location has not yet been confirmed.

Thursday night’s protest was a bit more eventful than the first night of protests on Wednesday, which remained mostly peaceful.

Last night, protesters were met with law enforcement in full riot gear and less-than-lethal weapons.

Protesters marched to different government buildings, including the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office where crowds were face-to-face with law enforcement.

The crowd eventually arrived at DOCO, where some stopped to burn an American flag in the street.

Overall, Thursday night was largely nonviolent and the crowd dispersed at around 10 p.m.

The grand jury’s decision, which came six months after Taylor’s shooting death by police in her Louisville home, has sparked protests throughout the country.

This is a developing story. We will update you on this throughout the night.


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