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BLM Group Gathers Early At Capitol For Breonna Taylor; Another Group Protests Saturday Evening

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A group of Black Lives Matter protesters from Manteca marched around the California State Capitol in downtown Sacramento on Saturday morning as a result of the Breonna Taylor grand jury decision, and separate demonstrations occurred during the night.

The BLM group said it wants to start the dialogue about injustices from the leaders in the community.

"We really want our governor's, politicians and legislators to speak up for Californians, speak out against the injustices in Kentucky, what happened to George Floyd and continues to happen to the black community," Sharon Washington-Barnes said.

The group marched around the Capitol for most of the day and said the event would end at 6 p.m.

The evening protest started at around 8:30 p.m. at Fremont Park and is being organized by J.U.I.C.E. Sacramento.

At round 9:15 p.m., the group was made up of around 50-60 people. The protest remained largely peaceful as of then.

The Sacramento Police Department said at around 10:11 p.m. on Twitter that there were reports of graffiti.

Saturday marked the fourth straight day crowds have gathered in the city to protest the grand jury decision.

On Friday night, demonstrations wrapped up at around 11:30. There were no reports of damage or arrests.

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