Night of Violent Protests Across California

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Curfews have expired in California as officials assess widespread damage following

the weekend’s violence, vandalism and arson. The National Guard deployed to back up police forces who faced an uncertain day after Sunday’s turmoil. In more than 20 cities, thieves smashed their way into stores and carried off armloads of sneakers, clothes and electronics. At least 80 people were arrested in San Francisco for violating curfew as police officers seized firearms and explosives. Officials condemned the violence while supporting peaceful protests that continued over the death of a black man after a Minneapolis police officer held him down with a knee on his neck.