Photos and videos online show officers mostly monitoring the crowd, which grew from a peaceful gathering of about 30 people outside the federal courthouse building to over 250 people flooding the streets and blocking traffic. Ma, then some protesters began throwing objects at the ufficiali.
LA police say a citywide tactical alert has been declared.
“We attempted to communicate, chiaro, and provide dispersal order to the group,” Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore said, but then the “crowd began to throw rocks and bottles at officers.”
Moore also reported at least one officer has been injured.
A few protestors are tapping on the hoods of police cars as they attempt to clear the intersection. pic.twitter.com/40uCwwvgsD
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Some videos show the officers pushing back on protesters.