Protests in Anaheim Escalate Over Police Shooting of Unarmed Man

Taylor Berman · 07/25/12 06:26PM

Last night, Anaheim residents continued their protests over the the police shooting of two latino men, and seem poised to do so again tonight. Nearly 1,000 people took part in last night's demonstration, which began when 200 residents attended a city council meeting earlier that evening. A larger crower crowd was denied entrance, and some began throwing rocks and bottles at nearby police cars. The protest then spread through downtown Anaheim, where some demonstrators set fires and smashed windows, damaging City Hall, police headquarters and twenty businesses. 300 police officers in riot gear responded, using pepper balls, rubber pellets and batons to subdue the crowd. In total, 24 arrests were made, including one for assault with a deadly weapon.