Crime & Justice

LAPD arrest anti-police protesters blocking Blue Line track

Protester arrested Nov. 26, 2014 in Los Angeles after after a grand jury failed to indict Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. Anti-police brutality demonstrations were held around the country, including in Downtown Los Angeles, where protesters were arrested for blocking the Blue Line tracks.
Protester arrested Nov. 26, 2014 in Los Angeles after after a grand jury failed to indict Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. Anti-police brutality demonstrations were held around the country, including in Downtown Los Angeles, where protesters were arrested for blocking the Blue Line tracks.
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Los Angeles police have arrested 15 people who blocked a downtown railroad track and halted a commuter train during a protest against police brutality.

Metro suspended its Blue Line service for about two hours Tuesday evening.

Police declared an unlawful assembly and moved in after protesters sat down on the tracks as a train waited nearby.

In San Francisco, about 30 demonstrators walked along a main avenue holding signs against police violence. Two lines of police officers walked along with the march that started outside City Hall.

In Oakland, some protesters tried to block Interstate 880 but officers quickly cleared the area.

The protests are among several being held in U.S. cities in the wake of police shootings of unarmed people.