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Zimmerman Protests Turn Violent In Los Angeles

July 16, 2013  | 

Screenshot via NBC Los Angeles.
Screenshot via NBC Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Police Department arrested 14 people late Monday in South Los Angeles, when members of a George Zimmerman protest began breaking windows and stomping on cars, reports the Los Angeles Times.

About 350 LAPD officers moved into the area around Crenshaw Boulevard, after the once-peaceful protest turned violent. The protest had begun in Leimert Park on Monday.

Members of the protest attacked a TV reporter and his cameraman, and stormed a Wal-Mart at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza where they threw merchandise on the ground and tried to break open jewelry displays.

In Oakland, a crowd of several hundred people briefly shut down traffic on Interstate 880 on Monday evening. A group of 100 scuffled with police after 11 p.m., reports the Oakland Tribune.

Oakland Police officers deployed flash-bang devices, after protesters threw fireworks at officers.

Tags: LAPD, Oakland PD, Trayvon Martin Shooting, Protests


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Rick @ 7/16/2013 4:19 PM

Here in CA, the liberal legislature and governor outlawed the open carry of unloaded guns, saying it would make 'the streets' safer. Needless to say, LEO's are being cut, the state and several counties are under court order to release prisoners, CCW is extremely difficult to obtain, and crime is going UP. Now crowds feel they can dictate the law in another state by commiting acts of violence; thank you Occupy Wall Street for setting the example.

jon @ 7/16/2013 4:53 PM

Liberals are destroying this country...

Bob@Az. @ 7/16/2013 5:09 PM

Protesters Please Note: If you attempt to harm my family or myself or my friends, I will stop you. I care not of which color you are, if you are a threat, I will stop you. If you attack my vehicle, I will stop you. If you enter my home, I will stop you. That is not a threat. That is a promise. I've got too many years in to go alone, so I'll take as many as I can with me. Again, another promise. Blues, Stay Safe.

Capt. Crunch @ 7/16/2013 6:28 PM

These idiots don't give a rats butt about the punk Trayvon, all they want to do is loot. California is over populated anyway so why not call in the National Guard and shoot them on site. This would but a stop to all the BS.

D. Edward @ 7/16/2013 7:57 PM

These protests about the George Zimmerman verdict are bogus. Here we have an individual who was tried in a court of law, and a jury decided that he should be aquitted. What part of due process of law do people not understand. Many of those protesting the verdict speak as if Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in cold blood. The Sanford PD did an excellent job investigating this shooting, and yes, George Zimmerman fired a shot in self defense with a fear of sustaining great bodily harm. Trayvon decided he would attempt to jump George from behind, and soon a physical struggle ensued with Trayvon on top basically over powering George Zimmerman. If Trayvon knew George was armed, I doubt that he would have attempted a physical confrontation. If Trayvon was truely scared of George following him, all Trayvon had to do was to run home and there is no way that George being an over weight 28 year old could have caught up with a 6'2', 17 year old teenager. The verdict in this case was fair and just. Nevertheless, George Zimmerman never should have been arrested.

Motorjock @ 7/16/2013 10:05 PM

Only in LA don't these blacks realize they are just providing fuel for bigots. These LA blacks are not owed anything, have nothing to do with what went on in Florida, and only want to these this as an excuse to steal things that don't belong to them. These Re the blacks that make it bad for all people to stero type blacks. Wake up you fools, get a life.

Ali Akbar @ 7/17/2013 5:53 AM

How does looting "jewelry cases" explain your feelings about the Zimmerman verdict? How many blacks rioted after Simpson was found innocent? Those who riot are only genetically part of society.
Obama, Holder and the rest of these liberal socialists with their phony so called disingenuous 'race' conversation have set race relations (and the economic recovery) back 40 years.

tony @ 7/17/2013 11:08 AM

as usual the AA's think they have the right to riot, destroy property, assault innocent people, etc etc. when will they grow up. just maybe this whole multi-culteralism experiment isn't such a good idea after all. every time they don't get their way this happens. 92% of AA murders are committed by other AA's. i guess that is ok with them. what's this world coming to when you can't beat up on a white hispanic without him becoming defensive. my my

JPatrick @ 7/17/2013 11:13 AM

Well said, Bob@Az. Well said.

westcoastleo @ 7/17/2013 3:22 PM

Just too damn bad one of the assault victims did not have a ccw and a loaded gun. You jump on my car and attack me or my family, you would see more shots than GZ did in Fla.

HRPufnstuf @ 7/18/2013 10:40 AM

So I'm assuming that Eric Holder will be investigating ALL of the crimes in LA to see if they were "hate crimes" against whites.

chris @ 7/23/2013 1:28 PM

All you people should be ashame of your self defending Zimmerman as if he did a good deed. Show me a man who cannot defend himself against a seventeen year old and I will show you a coward. A white killing a black kid is self defence but if it was a black man killing a white kid I would see guil..........ty from day 1.

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