The Turmoil Continues: Police Arrest 17 Pro-Trayvon Martin ‘Protesters’ in Calif. After Mob Tries to Storm Mall
The majority of the arrests were for unlawful assembly and eight who were arrested were under the age of 18, according to a law enforcement spokesperson.
The unrest in California has been raging for nearly a week following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
Cindy Bachman, spokeswoman for the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner, told NBC Los Angeles that a “large group” of protesters gathered in a mall parking lot and attempted to storm the mall. They were unsuccessful because security guards had locked down the building.
Officers gave a dispersal order over loudspeakers and then arrested seven people who failed to obey the order.
The other group of 10-15 “juveniles” reportedly entered a Chevron gas station where they opened items and left without paying, which is the same as theft.
There were no immediate reports of injuries or property damage.