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Trayvon supporters riot in Crenshaw, Los Angeles


Trayvon Martin supporters block traffic on Interstate 10 near Crenshaw Boulevard.

Trayvon Martin supporters block traffic on Interstate 10 near Crenshaw Boulevard on July 14th.

Monday night a Trayvon supporter attacked a KCAL9 cameraman while he was recording an interview. Police say about 150 people rioted, smashes windows, vandalized cars, and stormed a Walamrt. There were numerous arrests.

 

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From Los Angeles Times…

People protesting George Zimmerman’s acquittal marched along Crenshaw Boulevard on Monday night, stomping on cars, chasing bystanders and storming a Wal-Mart.

Several protesters made their way into the 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.

“We want to support everyone’s 1st Amendment right to protest, but we also want to ensure public safety and not allow people to commit violent acts,” Cmdr. Andy Smith told The Times.

Police estimated that 80 to 150 people were engaged in lawless activity along Crenshaw as they jumped on top of vehicles and appeared to assault bystanders.