A federal officer attempting to break up an altercation during a pro-Israel demonstration Sunday at the federal building in Westwood fired a single shot but no one was harmed, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said.
The rally, which drew some 500 people, was breaking up about 5:45 p.m. when Israel supporters and pro-Palestinian protesters began to clash, said sheriff's Deputy Juanita Navarro.
An officer with the
Sunday's rally followed a similar one staged Saturday in support of Palestinians.
Pro-Palestinian protesters critical of Israel's bombing of targets in the Gaza Strip arrived at Sunday's rally, and some in the crowds began yelling at each other, authorities said.