Protest in Downtown Los Angeles Over Recent Police Shootings

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Protesters marched through downtown Los Angeles for a second night on Tuesday, rallying against police brutality and two police shootings in the past 10 days.

A small group of protesters rallied on the north side of First Street, across the street from Los Angeles Police Department headquarters, about 10 p.m. with officers in riot gear monitoring their activity, but no arrests were immediately reported.

The group moved northeast to the Twin Towers Correctional Facility near Bauchet and Vignes streets, where Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies watched the crowd. An estimate of the size of the crowd was not immediately available.

On Monday night, a group of about 200 protesters was seen marching along Spring Street near Los Angeles Police Department headquarters, eventually stopping in front of police headquarters on First Street where they chanted with police in riot gear a few feet away.

Video from the scene showed protesters moving a metal barricade set up at the department's perimeter and throwing smoke bombs at officers.

Police declared the protest an unlawful assembly around 11:20 p.m. and officers began moving the group away from department headquarters after midnight, but did not use tear gas to disperse the crowd.

There were no immediate reports of arrests.

The group was protesting the Aug. 15 deadly police shooting of Anthony McClain in Pasadena and Sunday's shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

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