Skip to comments.Live blog: Zimmerman protesters clash with LAPD
Posted on 07/15/2013 9:57:11 PM PDT by Nachum
Times reporter Ruben Vives is reporting live in South Los Angeles, where protesters are taking to the streets around Crenshaw and Martin Luther King Jr. boulevards to oppose the not-guilty verdict for George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who killed Trayvon Martin.
Earlier, dozens of protesters gathered in Leimert Park for a vigil in support of Martin. Following the vigil, marchers moved along Crenshaw Boulevard chanting "No justice, No Peace."
Police estimated that 80 to 150 people began engaging in lawless activity along Crenshaw as they jumped on top of vehicles and appeared to assault bystanders.
Some protesters stormed a Wal-Mart as guards scrambled to close security gates. A short while later, Los Angeles Police Department officers wearing helmets and carrying batons swarmed the store as others marched through the parking lot.
The LAPD declared a tactical alert about 9 p.m., which means that off-duty officers can be held on duty when their shifts end and may respond only to high-priority calls.
The LAPD arrested at least one person but vowed to take more into custody if the lawless actions continued.
Zimmerman, 29, was acquitted Saturday in Florida of second-degree murder and manslaughter in the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin, 17.
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Today I officially start vacation. This trial date was set for maximum carnage, knowing Zimmerman would walk free. This is how democrats do politics.
They’ve played the same record over and over so many times people are just sick and tired of hearing the same old same old just to loot and pillage.
The news anchors keep saying “groups of people”? What do these people look like? Who are they? Do some actual reporting you politically correct wimps.
The ONE place this won’t play is LA.
They continue to smart after the Rodney King riots.
May 1 Soy Illegale be damned they will not let any crap happen.
whether its “kids” or “teenagers” and we all “know” how teenagers can be....heck, some of those yutes look the size of football players....then again , Little 12 yro Martin was a football player too...
And the government will rebuild for them and force national retailers to return, just like in the aftermath of the LA riots of 1992(?).
Really mad about this - You’d think that once the trial is over they would accept the verdict.
Seems to be not so in this awful racist world (all controlled by the left it seems). Have given up on justice these days as it seems to be more dependent upon who you control and who is the a leftist rather than right or wrong. Sure hope that this is just because of our current justice system and not a permanent fixture. Time will tell but am not hopeful.
Just look at the Senate and Congress, all losers and hopeless crooks. Ah but at least 20% of the public think that they are decent and honest folks...heh, stupid is the kind word.
these journalists all ought to be ashamed of themselves, trying to make a story just the same as they killed Diana
Set up some tables and start a ‘Job Fair.’ They’ll hie it home in a hurry.
wasn’t much of a riot, clearing out now. After all, these people have to get up early for work tomorrow /s
To chilly for a decent riot? Gots to be HOT and sweaty.
The Democratic party: the party of looting, pillaging, plundering, negroes. Sign up today kids!
if they behave violently they’re no longer “protestors” they’re rioters.
Doesn’t go their way, they Riot.
Doesn’t go our way, we financially support the Appeal of the injustice foisted upon an innocent Man, even if he was an Obama supporter.
We are Civil, they are Feral.
I heard local Fox news LA say that the protesters are the “same race as Trayvon.” They’ll never ever ever say that the rioters are black — same thing during Rodney King riots in 1992.
most of the photos show mostly middle aged white protesters, with a few token blacks. The one in Time Square, which is on the front page of the local (Manila) paper shows over half are definitly paler of skin than Zimmerman...
These “demonstrations” were organized by Obama’s folks (e.g. “move on” etc). This is political, not racial, protest. My liberal friend has all the hate stuff on facebook, by the same groups that post hate stuff about Republicans, religious believers, pro life people, etc. It’s almost as if she has to have Orwell’s “One Minute Hate” every day, and I’m thinking of not checking facebook from now on.
If the blacks were demonstrating, they’d be really causing trouble in the hood, not demonstrating in city center where the tv cameras are.
The police allowing VANDALS to commandeer major streets and intersections for OVER 2 HOURS is a “clash with police”? LOL!