Photos: Day 6 of Bay Area George Floyd protests

Protests continued throughout the Bay Area on Wednesday, including San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, Richmond and San Mateo, as curfews remained in place.

More than 10,000 people hit San Francisco streets Wednesday afternoon for another day of protests against the police killing of Minneapolis man George Floyd. Protesters made their way from Mission High School to the city’s Hall of Justice. A protest that began with a few hundred high schoolers at Dolores Park grew into the thousands by late afternoon.

Meanwhile, smaller groups rallied through the afternoon and into the evening elsewhere in the Bay Area, including San Jose, Oakland, Richmond and San Mateo.

Thousands have rallied nationwide for days against the police killings of Floyd and countless other black people, including 26-year-old Breonna Taylor, who was shot in her Louisville, Kentucky home in March after police entered on a no-knock warrant.

In San Jose, a growing crowd of 100 marchers gathered at City Hall starting around in the late afternoon, waving signs and eating popsicles in the rising heat.

On the Peninsula, a few thousand marchers ended a rally Wednesday evening outside the San Mateo police station, calling on officers to “take a knee” while around half the crowd broke off to head down Hillsdale Avenue.

Golden State Warriors basketball player Steph Curry and partner Ayesha Curry joined protesters in a march around Lake Merritt Wednesday afternoon, but a larger protest in defiance of the city’s curfew was expected to begin at around 8:05 p.m.

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Author: Jane Tyska