BEVERLY HILLS (CBSLA) — Protesters calling for justice in the death of George Floyd moved out of downtown Los Angeles to the city of Beverly Hills on Saturday evening.

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Several businesses on Rodeo Drive boarded-up stores to prevent against possible looting.

Just after 5:30 p.m., a group could be seen trying to breach the barrier and gain access to a Gucci store as others nearby tried to stop them.

Nearly half an hour later, some people were successful in breaking into an Alexander McQueen store and other locations. Graffiti was sprayed on store windows, glass doors and buildings on Rodeo Drive.

Sometime before 7 p.m., fireworks were set off near police cruisers on Rodeo Drive, sending smoke into the air.

A curfew went into effect at 8 p.m. in Beverly Hills on Saturday night.

Police fired tear gas later in the evening, striking protesters and other bystanders, including CBSLA’s reporter Laurie Perez who was on the scene sharing updates.

It appears the individuals who were looting stores on Rodeo Drive were separate from the Black Lives Matter protesters who initially organized a peaceful gathering in L.A. and surrounding areas.

Comments (13)
  1. Joe says:

    One can only hope that in 3 days these animals will suffer greatly from Coronavirus

  2. Don says:

    If they do get covid they will blame racism

  3. William Kus says:

    Has it occurred to anyone else that Los Angeles’ main goal has been to protect the rich people in Beverly Hills and surrounding areas?

  4. This is disgusting. Thou shalt not steal. Two wrongs don’t make a right. It seems to me these people have criminal intent in their hearts already and use the tragedy of George’s life lost to excuse their animal behavior. There is a better way. Dear God we need you.

  5. DERP says:

    Organized looting gangs are taking this opportunity of chaos to ransack businesses.

    Antifa is also out in force to take advantage and spread chaos.

    This country is done, Trump and his ilk is just the American empire grasping at straws.

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