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LAPD arrests 12 as Art Walk turns into Occupy protest

Friday, July 13, 2012

LAPD arrests 12 as Art Walk turns into Occupy protest


Police have clashed with crowds in downtown Los Angeles, where the monthly Art Walk event was being held.

Twitter accounts say as many as 12 people have been arrested after a skirmish.

The otherwise peaceful party night apparently turned violent, as police wearing riot gear tried to disperse members of the Occupy movement. Some 200 Occupiers joined the festivities and were writing protest slogans in chalk.

The Los Angeles Times cites witnesses as saying the protesters were yelling expletives about police. Drawings of pigs with the words "kill cops" were reportedly chalked on the ground..... MORE

SourceRT.com

URL: http://rt.com/usa/news/police-bullets-protesters-la-085/

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