SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — The city of Santa Ana Monday issued a curfew ahead of a protest over the death of Andres Guardado, an 18-year-old who was working as a security guard at a Gardena auto body shop when he was shot and killed by deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
The curfew was in effect from 10 p.m. Monday to 5 a.m. Tuesday.READ MORE: LA County Announces Re-Homing Program To Help Keep Pets Out Of Shelters
On Tuesday morning, however, Santa Ana police confirmed to CBSLA that there were no arrests during Monday night’s protest.
The curfew was ordered in light of a protest that brought dozens the intersection of Bristol Street and McFadden Avenue, closing it down while demonstrators chanted “No justice, no peace” and “I can’t breathe.”
“It’s not me individually who is going to end racism,” one protester said. “It’s groups like this, nor matter how small.”READ MORE: Viral Trend On TikTok Encourages Students To Damage School Property, Steal
The curfew was ordered one day after deputies in Compton clashed with demonstrators who gathered Sunday outside of the station.
Earlier in the day, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva tweeted that he had reached out to the California Attorney General’s Office to monitor the ongoing investigation into the shooting death of the teen.
The teen’s autopsy report was expected to be released after it was completed, but the department asked that the details not be released to the public.
“The executive order by City Manager Kristine Ridge, acting as director of emergency services, was in response to possible civil unrest resulting from protests tonight,” a release from the city said. “The City of Santa Ana supports the public’s right to peaceably assemble and protest outside of the curfew hours.MORE NEWS: New $500M Skyscraper Proposed For Sunset Blvd. In Hollywood
During the curfew, residents were not allowed to go into public, though exceptions were made for those seeking emergency care, fleeing danger, going to and from work or religious services, and for emergency responders and members of the media, the city said.