Los Angeles police attacked by George Freud protesters
Los Angeles police were involved in physical confrontation tonight, trying to detain some protesters in downtown Los Angeles on the third night of the parade to condemn the death of Minneapolis man George Freud.
Local news showed that the police chased some demonstrators on the street near Pershing Square, but did not say what happened. When members of the crowd tried to pull the suspect down, two policemen were trying to subdue them.
Later reports indicated that the police were trying to prevent the bus stop from being damaged. According to reports, during that encounter, a protester threw some liquid into the street, leading to a chase and subsequent wrestling match.
The issue of black life has once again become the organizer of the march. Allegedly, the protesters began to throw garbage at the officers, causing a dogfight and causing the officers to line up. According to reports, one person was detained and the crowd began to disperse.
The police are alert to the problems tonight. The protesters have lived on Los Angeles Avenue for two nights, including the blockade of Highway 101 during peak hours on Wednesday night.
The police reportedly detained several protesters near Fifth and Olivet. It is not known whether they were arrested or what charges they might face.
The demonstrators gathered outside the city hall, about 5 pm, marched south on Spring Street and then turned north on Figueroa Street. They are protesting the death of George Floyd, who was detained by the Minneapolis police and died in detention. The four police officers involved in the incident were immediately dismissed and at least two faced criminal charges.