Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, california, reported that it will impose a city-wide curfew that is going to be 1 hour. on Monday, for their business areas and for 4 hours a day. The Beverly Hills, the curfew extends until 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
Beverly Hills, california was particularly hard hit by the looting and burning in the Fairfax District on Saturday, while Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade, and was also ravaged by looting and burning on Sunday. A Vons grocery store in the 700 block of Broadway, which has been completely looted, as well.
The national Guard troops were brought in to Santa Monica the night of Sunday to Monday, in order for the crowd to disperse. Santa Monica Mayor Kevin McKeown said Monday that there were no serious injuries to officers or protesters. A total of nine fires were set. It is not clear how many people were taken into custody.
“A lot has been lost in the morning, including those of property and of innocence,” McKeown said in a statement. “As mayor, I am grateful that we don’t lose a life. Our public safety officers, showed professional restraint, and resolve in the most difficult of circumstances.”
The Santa Monica police department, the fire department and the city crew, and a couple of good Samaritans were on the streets early Monday morning to begin the clean up process, and the efforts to restore the damaged business. The city is asking anyone who would be willing to assist in the cleaning, in order to make their own face coverings, gloves, brooms dustpans, and garbage bags.
Approximately 1,000 National Guard personnel have been mobilized on Saturday night, after the Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency for all of Los Angeles County. The implementation of the areas hard hit by violence and looting, including the city of L. A., Long Beach, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, california.
L. A. Mayor Eric Garcetti said that he hoped that the deployment of the guard in L. A. in “a very short visit, but there is no set timeline. The last time the National Guard was deployed to L. A. during the Rodney King riots in 1992.
The L. A. County Board of Supervisors Chair Kathryn Barger announced Sunday that they have declared a state of emergency, which will facilitate inter-departmental co-ordination of the response, and mutual assistance, to accelerate the acquisition of essential goods, and to ensure that future state and federal reimbursement of the costs incurred by the county.
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