11 Arrested At LA Protest Marking Breonna Taylor’s Death
Sunday, March 14, 2021
Photo by Darron Cummings AP
Eleven people were arrested after protesters clashed with Los Angeles police officers during a march to mark the one-year anniversary of Breonna Taylor’s death.
The rally began peacefully Saturday evening with as many as 200 people gathering near the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It was one of dozens of rallies held across the country to call for justice for the Black woman killed by Louisville, Kentucky police officers during a raid at her apartment.
Video from the scene showed officers in helmets lined up side by side, facing protesters at a street intersection and protesters climbing onto the hood of a police car and it accelerated, sending them to the ground, the Los Angeles Times reported. There were several reports of vandalism at businesses in the area.
Officer William Cooper, an LAPD spokesman, said five people were arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer, three on suspicion of possessing a prohibited item, two on suspicion of unlawful assembly and one on suspicion of battery on a police officer.
Additional details about the circumstances surrounding the arrests weren’t available Sunday.
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