PHOTOS: Weekend Protests Start Peacefully; Intensify With Police Presence
Published May 30, 2020 10:43 PM
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Our reporters captured the anger and confusion on Saturday, as a peaceful protest that began at Pan Pacific Park intensified over the course of several hours.
Multiple police cars were set on fire, tensions rose in clashes between LAPD officers and the public, and smoke filled the streets near The Grove in Fairfax.
The escalation of events is present in the photos, which start with peaceful marching organized by Black Lives Matter and ends with police in helmets holding batons against curtains of smoke, shooting rubber bullets and tear gas into the crowd.
Here is a collection of images from the day, in chronological order, starting with the damage in downtown Saturday morning (from Friday's protest) and ending Saturday evening in mid-city after our photographer was tear-gassed: