Trayvon Martin

Violent Protests Over Zimmerman Verdict Lead to Arrests in Los Angeles

Retrial in the streets?


Los Angeles police arrested 14 people overnight for failing to disperse after hundreds of protesters splintered off a peaceful demonstration in the Crenshaw district and began stomping cars and breaking windows.

"It started off as a peaceful protest at Leimert Park," said LAPD Officer Bruce Borihanh. "Unfortunately, a small group started disrupting it. It just got out of hand."

About 350 Los Angeles Police Department officers swarmed the Crenshaw district after groups of youths broke away from the demonstration protesting the George Zimmerman murder trial verdict.