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Protests, Looting, Curfews: We Talk To Southern California Amid Unrest




Demonstrators jump on a damaged police vehicle in Los Angeles on May 30, 2020 during a protest against the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died while while being arrested and pinned to the ground by the knee of a Minneapolis police officer.
Demonstrators jump on a damaged police vehicle in Los Angeles on May 30, 2020 during a protest against the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died while while being arrested and pinned to the ground by the knee of a Minneapolis police officer.
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A country convulsed by violent protests picked up the pieces Monday morning and braced for more trouble amid a coast-to-coast outpouring of rage over police killings of black people. President Donald Trump demanded the nation’s governors crack down harder on the violence, telling them: “Most of you are weak.”

After six straight days of unrest, a new routine was developing: residents waking up to neighborhoods in shambles, shopkeepers sweeping up broken glass and taking stock of ransacked stores, and police and political leaders weighing how to address the boiling anger

We get the latest on what’s been happening in Southern California. 

With files from the Associated Press. 

Guests: 

Terry O’Day, mayor Pro Tem of the City of Santa Monica

Sharon McNary,  KPCC reporter who has been in Long Beach this morning; she tweets @KPCCsharon

Emily Guerin, KPCC reporter who was in Santa Monica yesterday covering the protests; she tweets @guerinemily

Kevin Rector, reporter for the Los Angeles Times covering the Los Angeles Police Department; he tweets @kevrector