Zimmerman protest leads to 17 arrests in Calif.July 18, 2013 @ 5:37 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Protests over George Zimmerman's acquittal have led to 17 arrests in Southern California and criminal charges against three people in Oakland.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department says eight of the 17 people arrested Wednesday night in Victorville were juveniles. The Los Angeles Times ( http://lat.ms/18phL2O) reports most of the arrests in the city 85 miles northeast of Los Angeles were for unlawful assembly.
Earlier this week, Los Angeles and Oakland were flashpoints for violent reactions following Saturday's acquittal of Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin in Florida.
The San Francisco Chronicle ( http://bit.ly/12J5PEw) reports two men were charged Wednesday with felony vandalism for allegedly smashing windows during the Oakland protest. A third man was charged with misdemeanor battery for allegedly throwing a rock at a policeman.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Making It Matter
Cancer-fighting 14-year-old lives each day like it's the last with an army at his back
Plenty To Say
Seahawk Richard Sherman had plenty to say Tuesday about the NFL and its 'hypocrisy'
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.