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Anti-Police Protesters Vandalize Calif. Police HQ

July 25, 2012  | 

More than 20 people were arrested as a crowd of 1,000 protesters clashed with police and damaged businesses in downtown Anaheim on Tuesday night and early Wednesday, as unrest over two fatal officer-involved shootings this weekend continued into a fourth day.

During a news conference Wednesday morning at police headquarters, Anaheim police Chief John Welter said the department will "not allow riotous, dangerous violations of the law by anyone. We will protect innocent people from being injured and property from being damaged."

At least six people were injured during the violent protest, with crowds setting trash fires, smashing windows at about 20 downtown businesses, and throwing rocks and other projectiles at officers in riot gear who deployed bean bags and pepper balls at demonstrators refusing to disperse. The Anaheim Police Department and City Hall buildings were also damaged.

Read the full Orange County Register story.

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Tags: Stations, Protests, Anaheim (Calif.) PD


Comments (5)

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David Larson @ 7/26/2012 12:50 AM

It's time to send in some Navy Seals and clean the streets up in a hurry. They are damaging property and assaulting officers. I think some faces need to smashed into the pavement. Round these criminals up and shove them in prison for a few years.

Fed Cop @ 7/26/2012 7:29 AM

Send in the Marines. Twenty-Nine Palms is not that far. Another thing the Anaheim PD can do is throw bars of soap into the crowd and have the FD use their hoses as a big shower. The crowd will disappear like vampires to garlic.

Brian @ 7/26/2012 10:14 AM

Or, perhaps you could stop killing innocent people and then shit like this wouldn't happen. One day there will be WAY too many people pissed off at you and your friends for pepper spray or, hell, bullets to stop all of them.

Probably right about the time you decide that killing folks for pleasure was a bad idea.

Bob@Az. @ 7/26/2012 9:08 PM

Ah, good old Brian! Not using your last name anymore? Too chickenshit ? I can guess you can't read or you'd have caught the part about the one gangbanger that fired at the Officers first? or the "known gang member" phrase? Please climb back into your sewer and stay off this site.

Hank Peterson @ 7/27/2012 3:41 AM

Hey Brian, how did you smuggle a phone into prison so you can post on this site? It's quite obvious that you're the type of guy that cheers everytime a Police Officer is killed. Why don't you talk your anti-cop un-american ideas and move to a country where people like you thrive.

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