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9 arrests made during Anaheim police-shooting protests
Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:16PM
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Tension between police and protesters in Anaheim remains high after another day of demonstrations in connection with a string of fatal police shootings.

 

About nine people were arrested Sunday afternoon after about 300 demonstrators gathered in front of police headquarters to protest the officer-involved shootings, according to KTLA.

 

Demonstrators marched down Harbor Boulevard and Ball Road, briefly blocking traffic during a tense moment between protesters and police.

 

Sunday's protest was the latest in a series of demonstrations in Orange County's largest city in the wake of the two fatal police shootings last weekend.

 

Manuel Diaz, 25, was shot and killed by police July 21. Authorities have said the unarmed man was avoiding arrest. A day later, Anaheim police fatally shot Joel Acevedo, 21, who authorities said had fired on officers during a foot chase. LA Times

 

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A total of 24 people were arrested on Wednesday, July 25 during the fourth day of clashes between police and protestors over the shootings in Anaheim. Xinhua

 

The string of shootings have sparked an outcry from residents, who have taken to the city’s streets several times in protest. On Tuesday, July 24 an estimated 1,000 protesters clashed with police outside a packed City Council meeting, prompting officers to use less-than-lethal rounds to disperse the crowd. AP

 

Public outrage was fueled when during a Saturday protest, a K9 dog attacked members in the crowd. YouTube video shows an interview with a woman who was pushing her baby in a stroller when the dog attacked. Examiner

 

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