ANAHEIM (KTLA) -- Political activist group Anonymous, known for their high profile web hacks and heavy presence during the Occupy movement, have released a video targeting the city of Anaheim.
Using a computer modified voice and the group's iconic imagery of historical vigilante Guy Fawkes, the video released Tuesday calls for the public to rise up against the government, which it claims "values no lives nor freedom."
"In Anaheim, police shot protesters and bystanders including kids who did nothing," the video said.
The video then asks, "the fate of America is in your hands; do you wish to be oppressed further, or do you wish to obtain freedom and peace?"
The video ends with the following cryptic message: "We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us."
The city of Anaheim has been alight with protest and riots since a police-involved shooting on Saturday afternoon that killed 25-year-old Manuel Diaz. The two officers involved in the shooting have been placed on paid administrative leave, but police have not disclosed the circumstances of the shooting.
A second shooting occurred late Sunday night, prompting demonstrators to crash a city council meeting the following morning.
And on Tuesday night, two dozen people were arrested and 6 were hurt, including two journalists, during a clash with police that involved the looting of stores across downtown Anaheim.
City officials said they believe about two-thirds of the nearly 1,000 protesters that night were not from Anaheim.
Mayor Tom Tait said that the protesters "took advantage of this evening of dialogue to try to create chaos in our downtown neighborhoods."
"We will not accept any violent protest, vandalism or arson perpetrated under the guise of public protest," Tait warned.
Anonymous previously targeted the Fullerton Police Department after the deadly beating of homeless man Kelly Thomas at the hands of several of its officers. In that case, the group threatened to hack the city's website and also called the public to action.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times