Thousands of vehicles lined up at the Port of Oakland before departing to Lake Merritt on Sunday May 31, 2020 to take part in a caravan protesting the killing of George Floyd and other Black people at the hands of the police. Beth LaBerge/KQED
Thousands of vehicles lined up at the Port of Oakland before departing to Lake Merritt on Sunday May 31, 2020 to take part in a caravan protesting the killing of George Floyd and other Black people at the hands of the police. (Beth LaBerge/KQED)

Photos: Oakland and San Francisco Bike, Drive and Walk in Protest

Photos: Oakland and San Francisco Bike, Drive and Walk in Protest

In response to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis at the hands of police, and amid a renewed focus on the underlying systematic inequalities impacting the lives of America's black and brown people, protests have erupted across the nation.

While many headlines have focused on demonstrations that became increasingly destructive later at night on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, daytime protests drawing thousands of people across the Bay Area have been largely peaceful.

In San Francisco on Sunday, hundreds marched and rode bicycles to the Embarcadero, through Union Square and to the Hall of Justice, eventually converging and returning to City Hall where they took a knee in solidarity and protest over the police killing of Floyd.

In Oakland, more than 5,000 vehicles lined up for miles, from the Port of Oakland to Lake Merritt. The cars rolled all the way into the horizon, in what was described by organizers Anti Police-Terror Project as a caravan for justice.

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Demonstrators gather at San Francisco City Hall on Sunday, May 31, 2020, to protest the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Several groups marched to the Embarcadero, through Union Square and to the Hall of Justice, eventually converging and returning to City Hall. (Beth LaBerge/KQED)
Demonstrators kneel at San Francisco City Hall on Sunday, May 31, 2020, to protest the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Several groups marched to the Embarcadero, through Union Square and to the Hall of Justice, eventually converging and returning to City Hall. (Beth LaBerge/KQED)
Demonstrators march toward San Francisco City Hall on Sunday, May 31, 2020, to protest the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Several groups marched to the Embarcadero, through Union Square and to the Hall of Justice, eventually converging and returning to City Hall. (Beth LaBerge/KQED)
Demonstrators march toward San Francisco City Hall on Sunday, May 31, 2020, to protest the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Several groups marched to the Embarcadero, through Union Square and to the Hall of Justice, eventually converging and returning to City Hall. (Beth LaBerge/KQED)
Demonstrators gather at the Embarcadero after a march from San Francisco City Hall on Sunday, May 31, 2020, to protest the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Several groups marched to the Embarcadero, through Union Square and to the Hall of Justice, eventually converging and returning to City Hall. (Beth LaBerge/KQED)
Thousands of vehicles lined up at the Port of Oakland before departing to Oakland and Lake Merritt on Sunday afternoon, May 31, 2020, to take part in a caravan protesting the killing of George Floyd and other black people at the hands of the police. (Beth LaBerge/KQED)
Thousands of vehicles lined up at the Port of Oakland before departing to Oakland and Lake Merritt on Sunday afternoon, May 31, 2020, to take part in a caravan protesting the killing of George Floyd and other black people at the hands of the police. (Beth LaBerge/KQED)
Thousands of vehicles, including bicycles, joined the caravan that lined up at the Port of Oakland before driving to Oakland and circling Lake Merritt on Sunday, May 31, 2020, to protest the killing of George Floyd and other black people at the hands of the police. (Beth LaBerge/KQED)
Members of the Palestinian Youth Movement joined the thousands of vehicles that lined up for miles from the Port of Oakland to Lake Merritt on Sunday afternoon.
Members of the Palestinian Youth Movement joined the thousands of vehicles that lined up for miles from the Port of Oakland to Lake Merritt on Sunday afternoon. (Beth LaBerge/KQED)
Demonstrators on foot joined thousands of vehicles lined up at the Port of Oakland before departing for Lake Merritt on Sunday.
Demonstrators on foot joined thousands of vehicles lined up at the Port of Oakland before departing for Lake Merritt on Sunday. (Beth LaBerge/KQED)
Amil Al-bakari joined the caravan of vehicles that lined up at the Port of Oakland before driving to Oakland and circling Lake Merritt on Sunday to protest the killing of George Floyd and other black people at the hands of police.
Amil Al-bakari joined the caravan of vehicles that lined up at the Port of Oakland before driving to Oakland and circling Lake Merritt on Sunday to protest the killing of George Floyd and other black people at the hands of police. (Beth LaBerge/KQED)

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