2012-07-25 17:01:29

Protests Continue in Anaheim over Police Shootings of Latinos

Protests continued for a fourth day in Anaheim, California, on Tuesday after police there fatally shot two Latino men over the weekend. Riot police fired bean bags and pepper balls at protesters gathered outside City Hall as council members inside voted unanimously to ask the U.S. attorney's office to investigate the shootings. Protesters and police continued to clash late into the evening. Five people were arrested and at least one was injured after being shot in the head with a pepper ball. The protests in Anaheim erupted after police shot and killed unarmed 24-year-old Manuel Diaz on Saturday after he reportedly ran away from a group of officers who confronted him. The following day, Joel Acevedo was shot dead by police, who claimed he was suspected in a car robbery.

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