Unlawful assembly declared at Monday's DTLA protest

A protest march and rally held in downtown Los Angeles Monday night against two police shootings in the past 10 days, including Jacob Blake in Wisconsin, was declared an unlawful assembly by police. However, no arrests were reported.


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A group of about 200 protesters were seen marching along Spring Street near Los Angeles Police Department headquarters around 10 p.m. Monday and they eventually stopped in front of police headquarters on First Street and chanted with police in riot gear a few feet away.

Video from the scene showed protesters moving a metal barricade set up at the department's perimeter and throwing smoke bombs at officers.

Police declared the protest an unlawful assembly around 11:20 p.m. and officers began moving the group away from department headquarters after midnight, but did not use tear gas to disperse the crowd.

The group was protesting the Aug. 15 deadly police shooting of Anthony McClain in Pasadena and Sunday's shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

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