San Francisco orders curfews want National Guard on standby after looting

San Francisco Mayor London Breed requested a dusk to-first light time limit that starts Sunday night and has asked Gov. Gavin Newsom to put the National Guard on asking to help.

The call for help from the state came after quiet fights kept going in San Francisco’s Civic Center through Saturday evening. However, as night fell, there were expanded degrees of brutality, squad cars were vandalized and cops were attacked, Police Chief Bill Scott said. Storefront windows have been crushed on the city’s primary business lane, Market Street.

“We cannot, and we will not tolerate that,” Scott stated in a conference just after 10 p.m. “Right now, as I speak, we have officers at Union Square dealing with looting, dealing with people breaking windows. Really, tearing down businesses that people have spent their lives to build.”

In the East Bay, TV news pictures indicated plunderers entering stores in Emeryville, northwest of Oakland. There was no sign the raiders were associated with any fights, nearby TV stations stated, with plunderers conveying no signs or part of an arranged walk; rather, the plundering was finished by people who pulled stock into cars.

Breed, the first black woman elected mayor of San Francisco, stated that she understood the pain being felt across the city and country.

“Far too often we see this happen, time and time again: African American men who unfortunately lose their lives in this way,” Breed said. “I understand the hurt and pain. I’ve lived through it growing up in the city.”

She stated earlier peaceful protests Saturday, expressing pain and outrage, were understandable. But she stated that the savagery and sabotage that happened after nightfall passed the line.

“We have a responsibility to protect our city. And we will do what we need to do to do just that,” Breed said just before she said the city was planning to implement a curfew from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Breed said she did not want to ask the governor to put the National Guard on standby but was forced to do so to ensure safety.

“This is the last thing I want to do as mayor. I want peace. I won’t protest. But I don’t want the kind of violence and crime we see playing itself across the streets of our city to continue,” Breed said. “And we have a responsibility to deal with it, and that’s exactly what we will do.”

Scott, once one of the Los Angeles Police Department’s highest-ranking officers, stated that as an African American man, and as a chief of police, he can relate to how angry people are feeling.

“People have lost their lives at the hands of the police. And police officers have lost their lives doing their job. I understand both sides,” Scott said.

“We will help 1st Amendment activity that’s peaceful and that does not destroy our city and other people,” Scott said. “But again, we will not tolerate people getting hurt, people losing their lives because [of] selfish people who just want to destroy this city and this country.”

On Friday night, a Federal Protective Service official was lethally shot and another official was fundamentally harmed outside the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building in Oakland in an episode that government specialists portrayed as a demonstration of residential fear based oppression.

The officials were overseeing a dissent there, however, it wasn’t quickly certain whether the shooting was accepted to be straightforwardly identified with the agitation.