L.A. seems to have a riot about every 30 years. In the '60s it was So. Central L.A., mistakenly named the Watts Riots. In the '92 it was in various parts of town, pretty much everywhere in the city. The first one was about police brutality. The second one was about the cops who beat Rodney King being acquitted.
This time it's about someone who the world saw die on TV with a policeman's knee on his neck.
Everything is peaceful in Bellingham. There's a silent vigil with appropriate spacing in front of the downtown library. There is also a memorial for people to leave signs and flowers. Downtown here is all local businesses. The mall is miles away at the north end and it's been closed because of the virus.