4 p.m.: City of Oakland, Alameda and Contra Costa counties (and others) end curfews
With the subsidence of a wave of property crime that coincided with the past week's George Floyd demonstrations, the cities of Oakland and Berkeley and the counties of Alameda and Contra Costa all canceled curfews they imposed earlier this week. San Francisco, San Jose and other jurisdictions allowed their orders to expire earlier Thursday. (See our full list of curfews and their current status.)
Theft and vandalism that had occurred alongside nonviolent protest has eased this week. At the same time, several major demonstrations in Oakland and San Francisco have proceeded without incident. Those rallies and marches have also been remarkable for police taking a less confrontational stance toward the gatherings. Police were out in force in downtown Oakland on Wednesday night during a rally that drew several thousand people to 14th Street and Broadway, for instance, but chose to keep their distance for the evening.
Thursday's coverage includes reporting from KQED's Kate Wolffe and Kevin Stark.
Below: Significant events in Wednesday's Bay Area protests of the May 25 police killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, along with related developments.
12:30 a.m. Thursday: Oakland dances, then heads home
As noted below, Oakland's anti-curfew, anti-police violence, pro-change rally ended with people literally dancing in the streets. Reporters noted that Oakland police, backed up by personnel from San Francisco and other jurisdictions, kept their distance, staging in force about six blocks from the party. People departed 14th Street and Broadway before midnight, with no arrests connected to the event reported.
Here's the scene, via the East Bay Times' David DeBolt: