armed protest in los angeles, Los Angeles police protest, News Video, Police brutality, two men with assault rifles in La -

LA Cops Followed, Shot Armed Protesters For Allegedly Taunting, Making Threats

armed protest in los angeles, Los Angeles police protest, News Video, Police brutality, two men with assault rifles in La -

LA Cops Followed, Shot Armed Protesters For Allegedly Taunting, Making Threats

Armed protesters wearing tactical gear in Los Angeles, California were arrested for allegedly threatening to kill officers during a protest on Tuesday, Aug. 16.

According to CBS Los Angeles, the two men were walking around Century Boulevard between Yukon Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard in Inglewood, California in military attire.

LAPD Deputy Chief Bob Green says the two men were armed “with what appeared to be assault rifles, body armor and Kevlar helmets.”

Footage from Tuesday night’s fracas shows the men walking around the street with their weapons.

Around midnight, Inglewood and Los Angeles Police engaged the two men. CBS Los Angeles reports that officers surrounded them but took no action. Instead, the police watched and followed the two.

The armed protesters allegedly made threats and taunted officers during the standoff.

In the video below, the two men express some outrage over recent cases of police brutality. One of the armed protesters says, “This is a peaceful protest,” in the YouTube clip.

However, police followed the men for hours until they stopped them on Lake View Terrace. The armed protesters were bloodied by a storm of rubber bullets in Wednesday’s arrest.


Leave a comment

Related Posts

Beyoncé And Jay-Z Headline the 2018 Global Citizen Festival to Honor Nelson Mandela's Legacy
At a respectable hour—2:47 p.m. EST on Sunday, to be exact—Beyoncé and husband Jay-Z’s philanthropy and benevolence ...
Read More
In Mexico’s border city, Haitians hailed as success story
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — A few blocks from a shelter housing members of a Central American migrant caravan sits the fir...
Read More
Say No Mo', Where Is Video?: The Assassination of E.J. Bradford
1: to murder (a usually prominent person) by sudden or secret attack often for political reasons; a plot to assassina...
Read More
Bus Crash Horror: 1 child dead and 40 people hurt on youth football trip
BENTON, Ark. (AP) — A charter bus carrying a youth football team from Tennessee crashed early Monday in central Arkan...
Read More

Tags