Skip to comments.Peaceful protest of Trayvon Martin verdict in Los Angeles flares into violence
Posted on 07/16/2013 7:37:11 AM PDT by penelopesire
A peaceful protest of the Trayvon Martin verdict in Los Angeles unraveled into violence late Monday after a large group broke off and began smashing store windows, vandalizing cars and attacking bystanders, authorities said. More than 300 LAPD cops flooded the Crenshaw district in southwest L.A. after some 150 people splintered off from a prayer vigil in Leimert Park and blazed a trail of anarchy along nearby Crenshaw Boulevard, according to local reports.
Protesters jump on a pickup truck in Los Angeles on Monday.
Helicopter footage showed angry rioters jumping on cars, breaking storefront windows, setting fires in curbside trash cans and attacking bystanders, including two people sitting on a bus bench at Slauson Avenue. Several of the rioters stormed a Wal-Mart and a mall at the Crenshaw Baldwin Hills shopping plaza, where witnesses said the goons stole merchandise, knocked down store displays and smashed furniture, local NBC4 reported.
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Goin’ ghetto shoppin’.....
Police: reload guns from rubber bullets to lead.
No one can control the Flash Mob looters taking advantage of the situation.
It starts out peaceful until they see what they are shopping for.
“Peaceful protest” is that a oxymoron? Just asking.
It’s clearly escalating due to the early “kid gloves” handling by the police.
By the way those doing the vandalism and looting don’t have a clue as to the Martin trial. They are in it for the loot and the excitement.
Just as those who looted after MLK death.
It’s all about free stuff and stealing from “The man”.
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Bullets? Weak. Try grenades.
Thanks! That is probably true of most news sites these days is it not?
POWER TO THE PEOPLE! We don't need the police to protect us! The people can protect themselves!
Uh... unless you are George Zimmerman. Then you can't have any power to defend yourself...
Nah! Just use tranquilizer darts. No fatalities, and from reading of the miss/hit ratios of the police, a lot of 'em could use the practice!
I suspect interlaced M-60 fire would control the flash mobs.
Obama’s marxist peeps stirring the pot. It is way past time to demand Holder’s resignation or impeachment...not to mention Obama’s. I am calling my reps today. Enough.
what is scary is that there are a couple who actually agree with these loons from the fringe left like the workers party on here and will cite homosexual marriage, to drugs to anything goes.
The story doesn’t say...how many arrests do think there were?