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Protesters storm into Anaheim City Hall to show their outrage for the shooting death of Manuel Angel Diaz, 25, on July 24, 2012 in Anaheim, California. Diaz was fatally shot July 21 by an Anaheim police officer and has sparked days of protests by the angered community.
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Today is Wednesday, July 25, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:
Protesters and police in riot gear clashed at Anaheim City Hall last night following two fatal officer-involved shootings, reports the Los Angeles Times. Five people were arrested and a reporter from the Orange County Register was hit by a rock, reports the newspaper. According to the Orange County Register, 20 people were arrested and five people were injured. "At least five people were reported hurt in the unrest, with crowds setting fires, smashing windows and throwing rocks and other projectiles at officers in riot gear who fired non-lethal rounds at demonstrators refusing to disperse," according to the newspaper. KPCC has audio from the scene of the violence.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa blogs at the Huffington Post about public safety. "The result is a safer city for all Angelenos, a city where residents can feel secure to send their kids to school, interact with their neighbors and enjoy their local parks," he writes.
10 a.m. Los Angeles City Council, City Hall, Council Chamber
- Discussion on funding 2012 neighborhood council elections
- Reports on fees associated with film and television production
2 p.m. Transportation Committee, City Hall, room 1010
- LADOT report on underutilized parking meters
2 p.m. Public Works Committee, City Hall, room 1050
- Report on street sweeping routes
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