Wednesday, July 25, 2012

20 arrested, 5 injured in Anaheim melee - OC Register

REPORT: With more than 20 people under arrest, police reported restoring order Wednesday  morning after a fourth day of clashes between officers and protesters angry over two fatal officer-involved shootings in Anaheim last weekend.

At least five people were reported hurt in the unrest, with crowds setting fires, smashing windows and throwing rocks and other projectiles at officers in riot gear who fired non-lethal rounds at demonstrators refusing to disperse.

One person was taken to a hospital after being struck in the head with a pepper ball fired by police. Two Register reporters were injured – one was hit in the head with a rock and the other hit in the foot with a projectile. Both will get medical attention today.

A police officer suffered a minor arm injury, said Sgt. Bob Dunn, an Anaheim police spokesman.

Additionally, one person was injured during a fight among protesters.



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