Mayor Gloria Reacts to Weekend Protests in Pacific Beach
MAYOR ASKS PUBLIC TO HELP IDENTIFY THOSE WHO COMMITTED VIOLENCE ON SATURDAY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, January 11, 2021
SAN DIEGO Mayor Todd Gloria issued the following statement today regarding protests in the wake of the unlawful takeover of the Capitol building last week:
This past weekend, we saw violent confrontations and destruction following the outrageous events last Wednesday in Washington, D.C., when the President used lies and disinformation to incite his followers to storm and ransack the Capitol, causing the deaths of five people.
Violence will not be tolerated in San Diego. There will be consequences for those who bring that kind of behavior to our city. I am asking for the publics help in identifying anyone who was seen committing acts of violence in Pacific Beach. Please report those incidents and individuals to the San Diego Police Department as soon as possible.
The City of San Diegowill always support the peoples right to demonstrate and voice their opinions, while taking measures to keep the peace and prevent violence. However, I want to remind San Diegans that COVID-19 continues to kill thousands of Americans every day, and the smartest thing all of us can do right now is stay home.
Anyone with information leading police investigators to those who acted violently this past weekend should call the San Diego Police Departments Northern Division Substation at 858-552-1700.