Oakland police declared an unlawful demonstration late Monday after protesters denouncing the George Zimmerman verdict vandalized a
According to Tribune reporter Robert Salonga, a waiter was hit by a hammer-like object while trying to stop a vandal from breaking a restaurant window. The victim was bleeding from the head but conscious, Salonga wrote.
In Los Angeles, at least 13 protesters denouncing the George Zimmerman verdict were taken into custody Monday night after Los Angeles police declared an unlawful assembly in the Crenshaw District.
The police actions came after several hours of lawlessness along Crenshaw Boulevard and adjacent streets as groups of youths stomped on cars, assaulted bystanders, set fires and vandalized property, authorities said.
Protesters hurled several chunks of concrete at officers on Vernon Avenue, the Los Angeles Police Department said. No injuries were reported.