Supervisors extend local emergency tied to protests

Protesters gather at the intersections of Ynez and Rancho California Roads during another day of protests in Temecula. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
RIVERSIDE (CNS) - The Board of Supervisors Tuesday extended a local emergency declared by Riverside County's Emergency Management Department director over civil unrest that erupted amid a June 1 demonstration sparked by the in-custody death of George Floyd in Minnesota and long-simmering anger over instances of police brutality. In a 5-0 vote without comment, the board authorized the state of local emergency to continue for the balance of the month. Additional votes will be required in July to keep the declaration in effect. ``Over recent days, conditions of disaster or extreme peril to the safety of persons and property have occurred throughout California,'' according to the emergency proclamation. ``That such conditions of extreme peril to the safety of persons and property may arise w
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