Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Anaheim Protest Leads to Violent Clashes and Chaos

Hundreds of angry protestors rallied outside of the Anaheim City Council meeting last night and faced off against police in a confrontation that eventually escalated into chaos. Shortly after 9pm, Anaheim police declared the rally an unlawful assembly and began firing less lethal munitions on the defiant crowd. Many youth retreated into nearby shopping centers and business parks where some protesters smashed windows and set almost a dozen fires throughout the downtown area. Pacifica KPFK’s Ernesto Arce was there. He files this report from Anaheim.