SAN ANTONIO — Note: We have finished updating this blog for Thursday's events.
For the sixth straight day, Black Lives Matter demonstrators have gathered in downtown San Antonio to call for accountability in the death of Texas native George Floyd in Minnesota, as well as to shed light on continuing racial injustice around the country.
Here's some of our most recent coverage of the George Floyd reactions locally and from around the country:
- Live: 'You changed the world George,' Rev. Sharpton says at Floyd's memorial service in Minneapolis
- NBA2K adds Black Lives Matter shirts to game, suspends online play during George Floyd funeral
- George Floyd's public viewing, funeral services planned for next week in southwest Houston
- Gov. Greg Abbott calls for resignation of Bexar County GOP chair after she floats racist George Floyd conspiracy theory
- 8:46: A number becomes a potent symbol of police brutality
- Nirenberg declares local disaster, issues nightly curfew for downtown area every day this week after looting incidents
Live updates begin below.
Mayor Ron Nirenberg has joined the protest outside the Bexar County Courthouse, thanking demonstrators for their activism and pleding to work with them until they "go home and feel safe in their own community, (and) feel protected by the people who work for them."
"I'm the mayor of this city, and we are going to make change together," Nirenberg said.
Thursday's march begins from SAPD Public Safety Headquarters.
As Thursday's protests were beginning, some businesses in the Alamo Plaza, some nearby businesses began boarding up glass windows as a precaution, after recent incidents of nighttime looting and violence following peaceful protests during the day.
While daily demonstrations have mostly been congregating at Travis Park each day this week, a couple of protesters with signs could be seen outside a now fenced-in Alamo Plaza Thursday shortly after 3 p.m.