WATCH: Police Clash With Protesters in Anaheim

The violence erupted after council members inside Anaheim City Hall voted unanimously to ask the U.S. attorney's office to investigate the shootings of two men last weekend.

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Violent clashes between protestors and police continued Tuesday night in Anaheim, California, as officers reportedly fired rubber bullets, bean bag rounds, and pepper balls into crowds gathered outside city hall to protest alleged police brutality. Police said at least five people were arrested on suspicion of assault and resisting arrest, while a reporter from the Orange County Register was struck by a rock, according to the Los Angeles Times. Journalist Tim Pool said he was attacked by officers while he was covering the protest.

The violence erupted after council members inside Anaheim City Hall voted unanimously to ask the U.S. attorney’s office to investigate the shootings of two men last weekend. After demonstrators were shut out of Tuesday’s council meeting, they tossed rocks and bottles at officers and ignored police warnings to disperse, notes the Associated Press.

On Saturday, police killed Manuel Angel Diaz in Anaheim’s east side. The following night, Joel Mathew Acevedo was shot and killed after he fired at an officer, reports the Times, though Diaz’s family lawyer said he was shot while running from police. Diaz’s family has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the city’s police department and is seeking $50 million in damages. Mayor Tom Tait, meanwhile, has called for state and federal reviews, while the police union defended the shootings. So far this year, five people have died in Anaheim police shootings, up from four in 2011.

Anaheim has become a buzzword on Twitter. Here, a quick look at what people are saying:

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David C. Couper
David C. Couper

This is a difficult situation and one that few cities or their police departments are prepared. For insight and direction in improving our police, take a look at my new book and visit my blog, “Arrested Development: A Veteran Police Chief Sounds Off

About Protest, Racism, Corruption and the Seven Steps Necessary to Improve Our

Nation’s Police.” My blog is at http://improvingpolice.wordpre...

where I discuss these and other current police improvement issues. Good luck

and may we all experience great policing!

Elizabeth Kaplan
Elizabeth Kaplan

So all of this violence is going on at a protest against police brutality? Clearly the protestors are yet to adequately convey their point...

Worry
Worry

I guess the State of California is not up to looking into this matter.  What happened to the Attorney General?  

savagenation
savagenation

He Became Governor Uber-Alles...

"California Uber Alles" D.K.

I am Governor Jerry Brown

My aura smiles

And never frowns

Soon I will be president...

Carter Power will soon go away

I will be Fuhrer one day

I will command all of you

Your kids will meditate in school

Your kids will meditate in school!

[Chorus:]

California Uber Alles

California Uber Alles

Uber Alles California

Uber Alles California

Zen fascists will control you

100% natural

You will jog for the master race

And always wear the happy face

Close your eyes, can't happen here

Big Bro' on white horse is near

The hippies won't come back you say

Mellow out or you will pay

Mellow out or you will pay!

[Chorus]

Now it is 1984

Knock-knock at your front door

It's the suede/denim secret police

They have come for your uncool niece

Come quietly to the camp

You'd look nice as a drawstring lamp

Don't you worry, it's only a shower

For your clothes here's a pretty flower.

DIE on organic poison gas

Serpent's egg's already hatched

You will croak, you little clown

When you mess with President Brown

When you mess with President Brown

[Chorus]