Two deputies injured while responding to protest in Compton

Two deputies suffered minor injuries on Tuesday when they responded to a protest outside a Compton beauty supply shop and got into a fight with some suspects.

The deputies responded about 5:25 p.m. to a reported disturbance at the shop in a strip mall in the area of Central Avenue and Alondra Boulevard where protesters had gathered, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

The protesters had gathered at the business to urge people not to patronize the shop because of a dispute that had occurred there two weeks ago, the sheriff's department reported.

Three protesters were detained and the deputies were taken to a hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries that were reported to be minor, according to the sheriff's department.

The fight drew a massive response by sheriff's personnel.