The Mixer: Protest on the streets of LA

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Mixer_575x200On this week’s Mixer, a busy week of protests – and arrests – in and around LA in the wake of George Zimmerman’s manslaughter and murder acquittals last weekend.

The vast majority of rallies in Leimert Park and along Crenshaw were peaceful. But a handful of younger people in several splinter groups caused trouble. They jumped on cars, invaded a Walmart — unnerving some customers — and broke a few business windows.

Hollywood saw a slew of resident, tourist and business robberies on Wednesday night. But police say they don’t believe those actions had anything to do with the peaceful Zimmerman protests that were going on in South LA at the same time.