As a violent mob stormed the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Wednesday in support of President Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election, several people were arrested in downtown Los Angeles amid a clash between Trump supporters, counterprotesters and police.
A crowd of about 200 gathered near Los Angeles Police Department headquarters, waving American flags and chanting, “Do your job,” as officers tried to control the crowd. Police declared an unlawful assembly of the gathering about 1 p.m.
One Trump supporter screamed at officers who escorted her off the steps of City Hall, yelling, “Remember there are thousands upon thousands of patriots willing to die for our freedoms. … You need to decide which side you’re on.”
Capt. Stacy Spell, an LAPD spokesman, said there were no serious injuries, although images on social media showed some with blood on their faces and clothes. Spell said there were only a handful of arrests downtown, all related to fights that broke out between Trump supporters and counter protesters on Spring Street near the LAPD’s headquarters. Although some people were seen bleeding, Spell said no one suffered serious injuries and no officers were hurt.
Read the full story on LATimes.com.