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LAPD: 2,700 Arrests, 66 Police Vehicles Damaged Since Start Of George Floyd Protests

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) - Police have arrested more than 2,700 people - including nearly 200 for looting and acts of violence - since the protests over George Floyd's death began last week.

LAPD Chief Michel Moore said about 2,500 of the arrests were for failure to disperse or breaking curfew.

Moore also said 66 LAPD vehicles have been damaged, seven of which were burned.

Black Lives Matter Holds Protest In Los Angeles After Death Of George Floyd
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MAY 30: 'No Excuse' is scrawled on a heart near an LAPD vehicle which was set alight during demonstrations following the death of George Floyd on May 30, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was taken into custody for Floyd's death. Chauvin has been accused of kneeling on Floyd's neck as he pleaded with him about not being able to breathe. Floyd was pronounced dead a short while later. Chauvin and 3 other officers, who were involved in the arrest, were fired from the police department after a video of the arrest was circulated. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

While many of the protests across Southern California and nationwide have remained peaceful, looting and rioting have occurred near many of the protest sites, most recently in Van Nuys, Hollywood and Santa Monica.

Police were bracing for another major demonstration scheduled for noon Tuesday in Hollywood starting at Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street.

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