It’s not just Portland and Seattle. We knew that, but here’s a some reporting that drives it home and will certainly make you furious about the state of things around here and especially out west.
No wonder Joe Rogan is moving to the great Republic of Texas.
Los Angeles police on Sunday said they made four arrests after a clash between civilians and police followed “peaceful” protests in downtown L.A. the day before.
According to LAPD, some people within a large crowd of protesters started to “direct physical assaults on officers” and vandalized property just after 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Protesters also walked onto the 101 Freeway.
That’s just for starters. They continue:
Police used batons on protesters, footage shows. At one point, an officer was seen speaking to a woman holding up a phone before pushing her. A man then appeared to knock the officer to the ground before a melee between police and civilians ensued.
Melee is right. Look at this anarchy.
This shit is totally out of control. This is not protesting, this a flat out assault on law enforcement. Officers should be given the ok to defend themselves by ANY MEANS necessary.
It would not take but one or two…. pic.twitter.com/maifFA3rp6
— 💞~Holly~💞 (@Holly_WV) July 26, 2020
“Four officers and three protesters sustained minor injuries, according to the Police Department,” says KTLA.
Also the machete:
Authorities arrested three people for alleged battery on a police officer and one person, who allegedly had a machete, on suspicion of causing a disturbance, LAPD said.
Here’s an additional source.
UPDATE: Minor injuries reported in Downtown Los Angeles protests Saturday. 4 officers/3 protesters minor injuries. 4 people arrested: 3 on suspicion of battery on a police officer — and 1 on suspicion possession of a machete, for causing a disturbance.
— Andrew Blankstein (@anblanx) July 26, 2020
It’s actually right far past “out of hand” at this point, y’all. To use the Texan: it’s loco out there.