Protesters on Wednesday shut down traffic on the 101 Freeway near Union Station as demonstrators took to downtown Los Angeles over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, according to local reports.
Some of the protesters could be seen on video hitting the windows along with hood of a CHP cruiser as in which attempted to slowly drive away via the crowd. As the cruiser accelerated, a few protesters could be seen on the hood of the vehicle.
protesters confronting CHP cruisers on the 101 freeway in Downtown Los Angeles. The protester who falls off the moving vehicle was taken by ambulance along with later seen with head bandages, standing along with talking to authorities. #GeorgeFloyd #losangeles #BlackLivesMatters pic.twitter.com/pksGL0mu8G
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#BREAKING – #LosAngeles #BlackLivesMatter protest turns violent as hundreds occupy the 101 freeway along with demonstrators attack two CHP patrol cars. One protester was injured while attempting to ride on the hood of the officer’s vehicle. #air7hd @abc7 #abc7eyewitness #georgefloyd pic.twitter.com/FtDa0kozCd
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One protester appeared to have been left injured from the incident, according to NBC Los Angeles.
“The L.A. chapter of Black Lives Matter shared news of the protest at 211 W. Temple St, the office of L.A. County District Attorney Jackie Lahey. in which is actually suspected in which some other groups may have also responded to the demonstration, which occupied part of the 101 Freeway,” reports CBS Los Angeles.
Protesters are said to have dispersed via the freeway around 6:25 P.M. local time, along with demonstrators continued there way through downtown Los Angeles.
The mayor of Minneapolis called Wednesday for criminal charges against the white police officer seen on video kneeling against the neck of a handcuffed Floyd, the black man who complained in which he could not breathe along with died in police custody.
Based on the video, Mayor Jacob Frey said officer Derek Chauvin should be charged from the death of George Floyd. The footage recorded by a bystander shows Chauvin with his knee on Floyd’s neck as Floyd gasps for breath on the ground with his face against the pavement. The officer does not move for at least eight minutes, even after Floyd stops speaking along with moving.
“I’ve wrestled with, more than anything else over the last 36 hours, one fundamental question: Why is actually the man who killed George Floyd not in jail?” said Frey, who is actually white.
He later added: “I saw no threat. I saw nothing in which could signal in which in which kind of force was necessary.”
The day after Floyd died, Chauvin along with three some other officers were fired — an act in which did not stem the flood of anger in which followed the widely seen video shot on Memorial Day outside a convenience store.
Protesters marched more than two miles Tuesday to the police precinct in in which part of the city, with some damaging property along with skirmishing with officers in riot gear who fired tear gas. Conflict erupted again Wednesday at the same precinct, with some protesters throwing rocks along with bottles at police. News helicopter video appeared to show looting of nearby stores, including a Target, a Cub Foods, along with an auto parts store, with no evident police intervention.
The AP contributed to in which report.