Monday prayer gathering, march follows weekend of protests

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — After a weekend of protests, activists organized a prayer gathering in Sacramento’s Cesar Chavez Park.

The Anti Police-Terror Project asked people to bring “pictures of George Floyd and loved ones impacted by police terror,” as well as food and offerings.

People were asked to wear masks and maintain social distancing.

According to the APTP, the gathering was meant to end prior to the citywide curfew starting at 8 p.m., which was enacted by Sacramento’s City Council during an emergency meeting. Mayor Darrell Steinberg says the National Guard will also be in the city Monday night to help local law enforcement.

However, demonstrators were still out in the streets past the city’s new curfew, marching and, at one point, kneeling together in front of City Hall. Roughly two hours after the 8 p.m. curfew, police were seen making arrests.

Tuesday morning, the Sacramento Police Department said they made 50 arrests on Monday night.

One person was arrested for vandalism; another person was arrested for active warrants. The remaining arrests were for curfew violations.

Follow along with our live blog below for updates on Monday’s gathering.

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