Trayvon Martin protests in Los Angeles are taking a violent turn as an L.A. riot breaks out in the area, which has led some to act in a way that is anything but passive. The latest breaking news on the Los Angeles Trayvon Martin protest, which has quickly become a riot, reports that chaos has taken over as protestors begin looting stores, throwing rocks at store owners, and burning flags and trash cans in the area.
Zimmerman Trial Protestors Gather At Los Angeles' LEIMERT PARK
Protestors of the Zimmerman trial verdict gathered for a third day of Trayvon Martin demonstrations in Los Angeles’ Leimert Park earlier today. In the area, T-shirt were being sold with Zimmerman’s face on a "Wanted: Dead or Alive" ad.
The protest numbers were roughly a few hundred but after they blocked traffic on I-880 in Oakland, Calif., the Los Angeles Police Department declared a citywide tactical alert. The alert was issued after the growing crowd of Zimmerman protestors stormed a local Walmart and began looting it. Some reports claimed the crowd threw rocks at local store merchants in the Los Angeles Area.
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— Michael Rusch (@weeddude) July 16, 2013
RIGHT NOW! LAFD TRANSPORTING 2 VICTIMS TO THE HOSPITAL FOR BEING ASSAULTED BY ZIMMERMAN PROTESTORS JUST FOR 'LOOKING AT THEM'. — 911 Operator (@911BUFF) July 16, 2013
RIGHT NOW! LAPD CRUISER DAMAGED, MULTIPLE TRASH CANS BURNING AND LOOTING REPORTED IN SOUTH LOS ANGELES. CITYWIDE TACTICAL ALERT ISSUED. — 911 Operator (@911BUFF) July 16, 2013
LAPD IN RIOT GEAR SHOOTING BEAN BAGS AT ZIMMERMAN PROTESTORS. LAPD SURROUNDING WAL MART ERIGHT NOW. #911BUFF
— 911 Operator (@911BUFF) July 16, 2013
Tweeters Response To Trayvon Martin Protests Turning Into Riots
@UncleRUSH: Los Angeles. Be easy. Trayvon cannot rest in peace if there is not peace
@JamMastaJ #TrayvonMartin march in LA #LosAngeles. I'm not sure if its for justice or an excuse to act out for some...
Los Angeles not sure why we're calling it a "PROTEST" when not one of you fuckers even has a sign! This is called "LOOTING" and its dumb!
RIGHT NOW! HUGE AMERICAN FLAG BURNING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET IN LOS ANGELES. What a Shame. Idiots
Protesters in Oakland and Los Angeles are burning the American flag? Man, how disrespectful. I hope those cops light everyone up
That'll teach em. Bastards! RT @911BUFF RIGHT NOW! ZIMMERMAN PROTESTERS THROWING ROCKS AT LOCAL STORE OWNERS IN SOUTH LOS ANGELES. #911BUFF
Los Angeles, you can't let #TrayvonMartin rest in peace can you? At least let the kid rest in peace with PEACEFUL riots...
Rioting may not truly justify the existence and weapons of a police state, but it's undoubtedly going to give them the chance to use them...