More than 100 protesters hoisted signs and chanted slogans outside the gates of Trump National Golf Course in Rancho Palos Verdes on Sunday, May 31, calling for justice in the George Floyd case.
A strong law enforcement contingent responded to the roadside rally, with more than a dozen police vehicles patrolling the area.
Passing cars honked in response to the gathering. The gathering remained peaceful and no incidents were reported as of 1 p.m.
The golf club, owned by President Donald Trump, is well known as a posh resort with a stunning view of the blue Pacific. The president makes occasional visits to the site, but is more likely to be seen at his East Coast properties. His Mar-a-Lago Club serves as a “winter White House,” where paying guests might watch a national security meeting unfold over dinner.
The occasional protest has been staged there, including in 2017 when activists spelled out “RESIST!” by lying on the course.
Activists gathered to protest the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in Minneapolis after a white police officer knelt on his neck. That officer, Derek Chauvin, has since been arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.
Even since Chauvin was charged on Friday, May 31, protesters have continued to demonstrate throughout the weekend.
The protest comes after four straight days of unrest, violence and looting in Los Angeles, where the National Guard was deployed late Saturday night.
The National Guard will also be deployed to certain areas of Los Angeles County, where Gov. Gavin Newsom has declared a state of emergency.