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Man arrested after protester injured

A Laguna man was arrested after allegedly injuring a member of an

anti-abortion group who was reportedly chalking up Downtown

sidewalks.

When the 30-year old Laguna resident walked by the group in the

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200 block of Ocean Avenue, he allegedly become so enraged that he

kicked a bucket of chalk and cut the thumb of a 19-year-old

protester, said Sgt. Greg Bartz.

The passerby was arrested for battery. The group, Cradles of Love,

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was not cited and city crews spent Tuesday cleaning up the chalk

messages, said Bartz. No permanent damage was reported.

-- Mary A. Castillo


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