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2 arrested after protests demanding justice for Jacob Blake, Jr. returns Saturday night

Protesters gathered at Cesar Chavez Park at 8 p.m for a third night to demand justice for Jacob Blake Jr., who was shot in the back by Kenosha police.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — 11:23 p.m. update: 

Sacramento police arrested two people during a Saturday night protest demanding justice for Jacob Blake, Jr., who was paralyzed after he was shot in the back seven times by Kenosha police.

Police said one person was arrested for resisting officers. They allegedly had gas masks, a smoke bomb and a bottle of urine. 

Police arrested another person for pointing a laser in an officer's eyes. 

10:24 p.m. update:
Sacramento police said the crowds returned to Cesar Chavez Park. The crowds are also dispersing.

A heavy police presence will stay in the downtown area.

9:11 p.m. update: 

Sacramento police said about 60 to 75 people wearing helmets, body armor and shields are marching from Cesar Chavez Park. Heavy police presence in the downtown area as officers are performing rolling road closures. 

Police are asking to use alternative routes in the meantime.

Original story:

Groups are gathering at Cesar Chavez at 8 p.m. for the third night of protests to demand justice for Jacob Blake, Jr., who was paralyzed after he was shot in the back seven times by Kenosha police.

Dante Camacho lives in Stockton, but for the past three nights, he has come to Sacramento to protest Blake's shooting.

"No one group is putting on these protests," Camacho said. "It’s a variety of different groups, and just individuals coming out anyone can hop on a megaphone, anyone can bring water.”

Camacho called the planned demonstrations an "autonomous protest."

Graffiti still lingers on buildings during the day in downtown Sacramento from protest overnight. The store PLA Skateboarding is located at the corner of Cesar Chavez Plaza, where the protest set to begin. The skate shop, along with many others boarded up their windows to prepare for the worse.

“We all are prepared we know that the protesters, for the most part, are very peaceful it seems like it’s not until it gets really late that they start breaking windows and I don’t think they have anything to do with protesters and what they are trying to get through,” said Matthew Jordan, a PLA Skateboarding manager, said.
Camacho said the crowd is picking and choosing which buildings they target during the protests.

Sacramento Police Department plans to continue to have a heavy police presence for night three of protest but said no arrest was made, and no one was injured during night two of protesting. 

Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones announced Friday he requested the National Guard deploy to the California capital after some smashed business windows and tried to set the district attorney's office on fire.

No arrests were made in Thursday night's vandalism.

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg said the city might not want the National guard's help for the ongoing protests. 

"The presence of the National Guard may be necessary at some point, but it also has the potential and the risk of inflaming the situation, and that's not - we want just the opposite," Steinberg said. 

Sacramento Regional Transit announced it suspended services in the downtown area due to the protest.

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