Watch Video From California Protests: L.A., Anaheim, San Diego and More

Protests have erupted in at least 140 cities across the United States in the days after George Floyd, a black man, died in police custody in Minneapolis.

Some of the protests turned violent, prompting the activation of the National Guard in at least 21 states, including California, where troops were concentrated in the southern region.

On Monday, Gov. Gavin Newsom spoke forcefully about recognizing the outrage, fear and hurt among black Americans who he said have been promised change too many times without results, long before the killing of Mr. Floyd.

“The black community is not responsible for what’s happening in this country — we are,” the governor said. “People have lost patience for a reason.”

Thousands of demonstrators marched along Third Street in west Los Angeles on Saturday.

Protesters chanted and raised their hands at the corner of Ocean Avenue and Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica on Sunday.

Demonstrators gathered in front of the San Diego Police Department in downtown San Diego on Sunday.

A peaceful protest of thousands marched along the theater district of Hollywood Boulevard on Monday.

Huntington Beach SWAT team members stood ready for protesters on Sunday.

Demonstrators knelt during a protest in Anaheim on Monday.

Thousands of protesters gathered in Oakland before an 8 p.m. curfew on Monday.

Protesters marched down Broadway in downtown Walnut Creek on Sunday.

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