Shop Windows Smashed, Fires Reported as Anaheim Protest Turns Violent
Protesters broke the windows of least a half-dozen storefronts in Anaheim on Tuesday and five people were arrested in the second major clash between police and demonstrators since an officer shot dead an apparently unarmed man.
Mayor Tom Tait had called on Monday for a state and federal review of the shooting of the man, a suspected gang member.
More than 600 demonstrators gathered at City Hall on Tuesday, where officials were holding a regular meeting, police said.
nbclosangeles.com reported that crowds converged on the building at around 4 p.m. (7 p.m. ET) to urge council-members to investigate a series of recent officer-involved shootings and reform the city’s police force, which residents have accused of racial profiling.
Officials say there have been eight officer-involved shootings in the city this year.
The council chamber reached capacity and police in riot gear blocked access to the meeting, according to nbclosangeles.com.